I bought this trailer almost four months ago, thinking I would be able to have it moved back to Estill County.
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Customer: I bought this trailer almost four months ago, thinking I would be able to have it moved back to Estill County. Unfortunately, I couldn’t, and since I was homeless, and living in a Super 8 motel, I ended up moving into the trailer. I had been told about only some of the soft spots in the flooring; specifically the kitchen, and the living room. It turned out there were many more throughout. Once I was able to get the electricity and water turned on, more problems manifested themselves, requiring a plumber, and an electrician. The prior owner also didn’t pay an inspection fee of $350.00 per his lease, and unbeknownst to me, that fee was attached to my lease, in addition to my deposit, since he refused to pay it. I was threatened with eviction, and wasn’t allowed to sign a lease until the inspection fee, and deposit were paid in total, including the current lot rent.
I’ve had to have an electrician in to replace the dryer outlet. There ate still several outlets needing repair, and other outlets which don’t work at all. The water pipes, which I was told were new, were not up to code, and weren’t meant for outside use. They burst when temperatures dropped below freezing for several days. The plumber I was fortunate enough to get, had to replace 30 feet of pipe, and insulation. He had to come out two days in a row for all the repairs. I will be putting in shut-off valves under the kitchen, and bathroom sinks because there aren’t any at this time. The toilet had to be repaired shortly after I had the water turned on. The window in the front bedroom actually had snow piling up INSIDE on the window sill, and will have to be replaced sooner than later.
I’ve had to use a putty knife to scrape grease, and filth from the range hood. The whole thing is going to have to be replaced because I can’t fully clean up underneath it. It took me two weeks to clean, and sanitize the refrigerator/freezer before I felt comfortable enough to put food in it. I still haven’t pulled off the door seals to check for roaches because I can’t afford replacing them. When I began cleaning, and sanitizing the cabinet shelves, before laying my own shelf liner, I found 14 ant, and roach traps. I thoroughly sprayed roach spray while cleaning. I’ve had to use grease cleaner to dissolve the grease which coated the cabinet doors, and the top of the refrigerator, and counters.
There are only two ceiling light covers in existence. All the others are missing. I had to buy a toilet tissue holder for the bathroom. A drawer in the kitchen doesn’t exist. Only the faceplate was there, and someone had stuffed plastic grocery bags in the empty space. Spray foam insulation has been used in multiple places throughout, particularly around the windows, and around the air conditioning units. There is mold, and mildew around the windows, and the sills. When the bathroom was repainted, paint was splattered all over the floor, permanently staining it. Cabinet handles are broken, or missing altogether.
I’m on SSDI. To fix everything which is wrong with this trailer is way more than I anticipated, and definitely more than I can afford. I believe I was lied to, and definitely not told everything I should have been. I’ve already sunk a great deal into this place, including a brand new stove. All of my things are still in storage because the floors aren’t safe enough to move things in, nor support heavier items. It has created so much stress, I’ve ended up in the hospital with blood pressure crisis. I’m owed, at the very least, the $350.00 inspection fee. I'm looking to get compensation of $3000.00, to $6000.00, including court costs.
JA: Just to clarify, where is the property located? These laws can vary based on state.
Customer: Owensboro, KY
JA: What are the terms of the lease? Any issues related to maintenance or upkeep?
Customer: No issues at this time.
JA: Is there anything else the Lawyer should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: I own the property outright. I'm on disability. My phone number is(###) ###-#### When the plumber was out, he informed me there was standing water under the trailer. It's in a low-lying area where no trailer should have been put. At the very least, gravel should have been laid, then plastic over that. Neither was done to prevent standing water, and mold/mildew build-up under the trailer. That alone is causing me health issues, also.
Answered by AnastaciaEsq. in 25 mins 5 months ago
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