07 Mar 08
It's the floor tiles that makes me hostile
I am now presented with a dilemma. After the unexpected and unwanted flooding of my apartment last Friday, the situation has unfolded like this:
– The cheap wooden floor has now seemingly dried up. But the bumps remain and many seams no longer align properly. And a faint smell of swamp still greets me when I come home.
– Some plumber has apparently been here, since I was told so by the landlord. Strange is though, he didn't leave a trace. Or maybe I just didn't see the traces he left. Embarrassing really. I was so certain real working men leave traces. Perhaps I should have used some old spy trick, like putting a hair on the door knob.
– The plumber has told the landlord that the floor isn't permanently damaged by the water.
– I told the landlord what I thought of the condition of the floor and what I thought about the smell.
– The landlord wants to come and see and smell for himself.
– The owner of the apartment said that when the landlord comes, I should complain as much as possible so that they fix the floor on the landlord's expense (since it was ’his’ pipes that caused all of this).
Now, the dilemma for me is that if I do that, I'll be without an apartment for a while. On the other hand, I don't like the smell and the bumps. And I do understand the owner, since she has to change the floor some time. That floor lowers the value of the apartment. So what better time than now, when she could do it on the expense of the landlord?
written by Mattias