Rector: I’m sorry for interrupting. I was only meaning to piggyback on my agreement
that none of them are a big deal. I would only add the contracting environment. Some
of those things need permits. I’ve been trying to just get Joe Handyman come out for a
long time. I have $4,000 in the roof and gutter repair; they haven’t been out. I paid that
2 months ago. Some of the stuff has been done but I can’t get my tenant to be there
when Franquiz comes to look. He’s fed up with him coming and not been there. I have
called everyone on Angie’s list and basically their message is they are slammed, call
us in April. I’m not going to do the work myself and do an unprofessional job. She
knows she is moving out.
Vang: is she still living here or is she in temporary housing?
Rector: she is still here. That is the dilemma we’re having. If she wasn’t I would say
shut it down and get a TISH.
Vang: my concern is that the smoke detector, number 16, the basement has some
electrical stuff. It is concerning she is still there. I get that you don’t intend to rent it
again. And I’d like to verify you have no intention of re-renting it.
Rector: yes. I intend to sell.
Vang: does all of this need a contractor or can you manage it? Some things seem
reasonable that you could do.
Rector: I agree. My kids are in and out with Covid from school and I spend 8 hours a
day doing online therapy and management for special ed schools. Then I have private
clients. I have barely left by basement in a year. I’m trying to keep my business
pivoting away from sober support. I’m not a handyman. I wish I had any time to do it.
It’s a 50 foot ladder, that won’t get done. I hired a roofing company and they have half
the deposit but it has been several months. I keep calling and they say “soon.”
Vang: looking at the list and comparing that to a different order to vacate form last
July. There were only 3 items then. You got it in compliance then. I get Covid has
impacted everyone. I’m just seeing doable items due to the fact the resident is still
there and the weather is so cold. I’m worried about their safety. In order for me to give
additional time, I would like the advice of Mr. Neis on the 20 item list. What would
ensure it is habitable for the tenant? The fact the tenant is disabled and I don’t know
the disability makes it even more problematic.
Rector: were talking about developmental for the son and some mental health sobriety
issues for the mother. But I won’t speak on her behalf. Not a medical issue.
Neis: the key for this would be going down the list. Item 1, improperly disposing of
cigarettes. Stop doing it. I understand it is hard on the owner to enforce that. Make
sure they have a place to put them. The exterior front stairs has a wobbly guard rail
and the front handrail is missing. Not the best situation during ideal weather, but more
challenging. Can’t clean out gutters by any means. At a minimum I’d like mesh
preventing squirrels from getting in the soffits. Let’s prevent more damage plus the
unsanitary conditions they cause. Maybe not professionally repaired but getting it
sealed. Getting the dryer vent fixed. That is a life safety issue if it isn’t properly
installed. Take the dryer out all together and cap the gas line or get it properly fixed.
That is a must. Item 11, the handrail in the basement. That could be tightened up
before it breaks off completely. Item 12, securing the toilet. That isn’t seasonal. Easy
to take care of. Hole by the back entry door I’m not worried about. Item 14, carbon
monoxide alarm needs to be replaced. Not worried about section of kitchen floor. Item
16, smoke alarms need to be restored. Item 17, concerns with a worn outlet. 17 and
18 getting rid of extension cord for microwave in bedroom. Then the other items aren’t