Hello darlings, trust you are having a good day?
Please if you left a comment on the Giveaway post shared yesterday, kindly do so again. I actually woke up to comments and I approved all of them only to find out none was posted. They all disappeared, to be honest…and the sad part was that I did not even read through all to know who sent what, I only peeped a few. So please leave your comments again.
So the other day, I was having a chit chat with big sis and she was concerned about some home repairs that needs fixing. I told her to tell the landlord who she said she has told numerous times but failed to complied. She has however resolved to fix it with her own cash.
The Ijebu*-side in me (my Ijebu sisters and brothers, no vex) was like but why should I repair another man’s house for him and I expressed this to my sis who went ahead to tell me the story of a woman who moved into a new house with an open sewage pit. She kept telling the house owner to send handymen to come and cover it but he refused. She choose not to fix it too with her money. Unfortunately, her little daughter played and slipped into this pit one day and before any one could locate where she was, she had died in there.
After hearing this story, I was speechless.
I then thought to myself that I would never go that far. However, I believed you can never say never until it happens…
Being a tenant that needs to fix repairs from your pocket can sometimes be annoying but then it’s your home for the period you are in there.
When people visit and see the extent of the damage, it is still you they’d look down on and judge not the landlord. I personally will wonder why someone would continue to live in ruins and not fix it or move out.
If it’s something you can afford, why not do it. Otherwise, you fix and deduct from your next rent if you intend staying in such house longer after you must have informed the landlord about it.
I used to stay with some people who had a broken pipe in their room. Rather than repair, they choose to move out of the house and get somewhere else. I was shocked at the extent at which people can go. And I wonder what if the house is theirs??
Do people even think for a moment that one day, they’d own a house and let out to people. And it’s not every time they’d be at their house occupant’s beck and call to correct default.
I feel everyone should handle other’s property as theirs. I know some will say only if you know my landlord…Yes I know some landlords can really be a pain in the ass and damn annoying, and I say, if your landlord is the meanest and someone who is less appreciative, then move out to somewhere more comfortable for you…Don’t wait until the damage become a harm to you.
Have you ever been in this situation? What did you do? And what would you advise others do? I love to hear from you, join the discussion.
*Ijebu- are Ijebu speaking people from the South Central part of Nigeria. They are actually tagged as the ‘stingy part’ in Nigeria.