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post #31 of 35
Originally Posted by Natalie_ca View Post
Last year (2006) I had problems with partying drug dealers living across the hall from me. After months and months of complaining to the agence they were evicted.

The apartment was vacant for a month before new people moved in. Aside from them leaving their trach bags in the hallway (which the caretaker spoke to them about and rectified), they were very quiet.

The agency has been jacking up the rent way beyond the rental guidelines for inflation which is usually between 1 and 3 percent. Our annual rent increases for the last 4 or 5 years has been between 10 and 12 percent. At the end of September 2003 my rent was $478/mth. Now it's $719/mth to give you an idea of the price increases.

As a consequence of the high increases people are coming and going from the apartments around me every year!

This past October a family with kids moved in For the most part the kids are quiet in the hallway. Occasionally they run and yell as they are coming or going from the apartment, but while annoying it isn't prolonged.

However, on Friday I was so disgusted that I actually wrote a letter to the agency about them.

I was taking out my garbage. The hallway smelled terrible. Like someone had diarrhea. I thought maybe it was my cat litter! I went and smelled it and it was fine ... having just changed it the day before. I then noticed a white bag in the hallway against the wall about 2 feet from the apartment door across the hall.

I thought maybe someone dropped it on the way to their apartment so I picked it up to see what it was so I could return it. I nearly passed out from the smell when I picked it up! It was a bag of poopy disposable diapers

Now I can appreciate them not wanting to stink up their apartment, but the hallway isn't a back alley and is not a place to dump your trash.

I took the bag out with me as I was taking my trash out anyway. But I faxed a letter to the agency telling them about it and I let the caretaker know about it today. Apparently she said that she had caught them one other time leaving their trash in the hallway and talked to them about it. And she said that she caught them leaving it in the stairwell once after that. But it seems that it didn't do any good. Maybe a formal letter of warning from the agency will make them stop.
We had a neighbor that would do that during the winter time. Thankfully it was only twice. I don't miss living in an apartment at all. to you!
post #32 of 35
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Well, they had another bag of trash sitting outside their door again today. It was there when I went out this morning at 9am and someone finally moved it around 10pm this evening: probably another neighbour who was taking their own trash out and was equally disgusted about seeing a bag of trash sitting in the hallway.

I haven't written another letter to the agency because I just sent one. If in a week they are still sticking their trash in the hall I am going to write another letter.
post #33 of 35
Originally Posted by StacyD1987 View Post
How about the caretaker use the master key and shove that bag back into their apartment with a note so they will learn! Kind of like how you shove a dog's face near his poo when he goes inside to ward him of pooping in the house, same principal.
Actually that's considered an antiquated and ineffective way of housetraining a dog, but it might work for the people though.
post #34 of 35
tie their trash to the car door handle (or their own door handle)!
post #35 of 35
I would knock on their door, and when they opened it, I would literally rip open the garbage bag and pour in into their open doorway, saying something like, "Here, I do believe this is yours, as it is sitting just outside your door in direct violation of the building policy. If you can't be bothered to bring it outside to the trash area where it BELONGS, then perhaps you should simply keep it inside your apartment where it will bother no one but YOU."

Then I'd continue to rip them a new one verbally, tell them that I'm writing letters to management and sending them ALONG WITH PICTURES OF THE TRASH IN THE HALLWAY IN FRONT OF THEIR DOOR, and suggest that they "clean up" their act fast if they want to continue to live in that building.

Because I can NOT tolerate ignorant people like that. I take no prisoners.
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