Tenant - Plead Tenants sometimes spend months with broken ceilings, cracking and peeling paint, mold, water leaks, vermin infestation e.t.c. Most times children are exposed to such hazardous conditions due to the negligence of a landlord or management company. Many cases are ignored due to financial affairs within the office responsible for the property, miss-communication, language barriers or low staff. When tenants have no heat they are forced to buy electric heaters to keep their families warm. Raising their electric bills leaving many with less money to meet their rent payments. No heat and hot water can cause health complications, especially children and seniors. Broken refrigerators spoil children's milk and the families meals. Diabetic's insulin is at risk causing great complications and financial lost. Vermin infestations such as bedbugs , rats, mice, and roaches are also of high importance and immediate actions should be taken by landlord.
Landlords are abused by Tenants*
Landlord - Plead Landlords sometimes spend months battling with tenants for their rent payments. Tenants hold back rental payments due to unfinished repairs in their apartments and then deny entry on appointment dates, extending their non payment case after they are granted order to show cause by the judge in court. Landlord's monthly collections may decrease by thousands of dollars, Forcing them to fall back on mortgage payments, Oil bills, leaving them in debt when they fail to recover months of arrears. When tenants continuously damage the property, landlords are forced to repair. Otherwise upon section 8 inspections their rent checks will be stopped until repairs are completed , section 8 reinspects and submit retro payments sometimes this takes months.
I created The Alliance because I've been on both sides of the fence !! I know the tenant experience. I know the landlord experience. With the economy today, living isn't getting any easier. From what I have seen, now I'm positively sure that landlord's and tenant's must be an Alliance. Their communication is what will ensure that both parties are satisfied. This page holds alot of pointers for both parties.