The management sent me a letter stating that a lien had been recorded against me. Checked with the Recorder's office. Never happened. Since I was viewed as a previous competitor, I'm not very well received by management. By the way at the risk of sounding antagonistic, the CC&Rs, unless amended without my knowledge, dictates management and contract services will be for no more than three years. As can be evidenced, Management has exceeded three years et cetera, et cetera!
As can be evidenced, a maintenance person contacted me via phone on Friday, September 15, 2006 regarding a damaged steele pole that was damaged on Labor Day, and elaborates on how the damage came about; how it could be paid for...since my son took responsibility for the pole, he reiterates, and probably has insurance...
I assured him that my son is an honest person and if he took responsibility for it, I was sure he would take care of it, but since the 15th was my first time for being apprised of this, I felt the need too discuss it with my son first for various reasons and had no reason to believe that my son would use his insurance.
When I asked him about the costs, this maintenance person suggested a quote of $3500.00 from one company; he, however rather than a bonded, licensed person, could do the job for at first ...the spin goes on, but quoted $750.00 upfront, $350.00 for the steele pole, labor costs...$25.00 an hour x three men and for six hours; the spinning goes forward...
then "ring around the rosie" ...for $1200 total costs just for a single pole to be concreted in the ground, but must have $250.00 upfront for welding at the top of the pole, asphalt around the bottom ... his spin continues(I'm a woman; much can be said) now I have his permission as per his specs too shop around for prices on the pole; so ooo, I purchased the pole, again as per his specs, with a relative along side me, hand delivered the pole too the Association's establishment and handed it to him. He expressed eagerness and urgency now for
getting the job done..."must have $250.00 upfront next day, Saturday.
So on Saturday after having rested somewhat, still disturbed by what had transpired, I called a bonded and licensed contractor who quoted $70.00 for welding subsequently apprising the maintenance man via phone message of my good news!
It wasn't until Sunday the 17th however when I received his returned message. I perceived his voice with anger and venom; the message goes something like what follows: ..."if you're going to play games, you do the work" "but it better pass my inspections" et cetera. Then on Sunday a.m. following his message, without warning he appeared at my door and practically threw the pole at me... thus on his way out, as he continued talking, yelled back at me, "You will be hearing from my attorney." I was so upset and appalled by this behavior, I phoned the police and anticipate the receipt of a report...The installation of the pole could be a civil matter, but harassment from what I've been told is not and in fact, I believe can violate federal statutes(verifying- help is appreciated); and inflated, misleading prices, I've also been told has some alleged criminal intent.
One can only suspect how the folks in the hurricane states must be feeling by previous shams, et cetera.
My thoughts and prayers go with them as well as with our brave military, families and others.
(The Association Attorney...We pay with our dues and to the best of my knowledge, the maintenance man also gets paid a salary from the owner's dues...) Is there something wrong with this picture? Now I'm thinking this man may retaliate...it has been suggested that a petition...injunction for harassment be filed. What do you think? I welcome all input!
Other homeowner's have recently stated that the maintenance man charges them $50.00 an hour for various work too. Another homeowner's claim is that he was charged $5,000 by the Association for cleanup flooding in his condo that was most likely cause by the adjacent unit...a unit that had previously been flooded; not once, but three times that I can attest too is owned by a management company excluding our Association's management, but the our Association paid for that costs; at least once. ...as evidence speaks, need I go further?
Will continue later; pardon me, but I need to regurgitate.
Yes, by the way, I received a rather not so friendly letter on Wednesday, September 20, typed letter dated Saturday, the 16th; postmarked the 18th! And, yes I obediently responded via fax no later than the demand date...5:00, Thursday, September 21, 2006.
The licensed bonded contractor charged $248.00 total and some change for the complete job...less than three hours of work with one assistant. Since I've also been advised now that the Board of Directors must inspect and the pole must pass their inspection, I'm wondering about their qualifications for this inspection?
Well, "whatever will be" time can only tell. I really appreciate this Ripoff Report Website!
Again, if your time permits, please advise.