I cannot tell you how many sorry ass slumlords that I have had the misfortune to rent from. The list is long enough to wrap around this planet at least twice. And people wonder why I move so goddamn much. But the problem is, unless you’ve got hundreds of thousands of dollars to throw into so-called ‘buying’ a house, what’s a person to do? Even pitching a tent gets you locked up. Hell! Breathing gets you locked up, if you happen to be an American descendant of slaves.
But as usual, I digress. Our lease expires on the last day of September and when we first moved in, we were told by Kelly Mays, who at the time was the leasing agent for Deal Properties that if we received no notice of a rent increase 30 days prior to our lease renewal date, then that meant that our lease automatically renewed at the same amount as what we were paying. Well, September 30, 2018 came and went and we continued to pay the same rent that we had been paying and the rent was accepted by the leasing office. Then we received this letter.
I was like WTF? As many scum/slumlords that I have rented from, not one has ever had the audacity to change the terms of a lease in the middle of a lease. And just what the hell did “this fast paced world we live in” have to do with a lease? Where was the lease going? And how do you run a business and yet not know when a lease date starts so that you can send out the proper notices when they are due to go out. The reason there is a lease start date and end date is so that everyone knows where they stand during that time period. The tenant knows how much he/she is paying for a specified period of time. Any changes to a lease are to occur prior to the lease start date, not after the lease is in effect and then say that the change will take effect in the middle of the lease while also stating that the lease effective date will remain the same meaning that when the actual lease date is up, another rent increase could occur. That is madness! That is also how arrogant these racists are in Lynchburg, Virginia. I have never seen such in all my days.
I called a lawyer and the lawyer stated that what the landlord was trying to do was against state statutes. The lawyer contacted the landlord and the landlord, Robert Deal, stated that he was “In the right and wasn’t budging.” The lawyer told us to go ahead and pay the higher amount, which we did, while he prepared documents for court. He even gave the landlord one more opportunity to correct this mess and he refused.
The lawyer contacted me and told me that he was filing papers with the court and that the landlord would be receiving papers from the court shortly.
Sure enough, the lawyer calls me within a few days telling me that the landlord was still vehemently stating that he was “in the right,” but that it would cost him more to hire an attorney to handle this in court and that he would go ahead and reimburse us the increased rent that we had paid him. Below is a copy of the letter we received from the landlord accompanied by a check for the monies that we had paid him over and above what we should lawfully have been paying him.
Because I had the audacity to refuse to take a slumlord’s bullshit, we are now receiving notices in our door, weekly over some bullshit maintenance. This is the fourth notice that we have received in as many weeks.
I have recorded the maintenance visits by the maintenance personnel and each time, they have stated that there is no running toilet. They have brought parts with them each time and only took the top of the toilet lid off the back, looked in and said, “There is nothing wrong with this. I don’t need to change anything.”
That has happened FOUR times and I am done with this shit! This is nothing more than retaliatory harassment and I am calling my lawyer and I am going to give him the the notices and the tapes of maintenance stating that there is no problem and yet, the landlord is constantly sending maintenance to our door on a bogus maintenance problem. This is how filthy and racist and fucked up whites are when you know your rights. We were supposed to just pay an illegal rent increase and shut up about it. The rest of these “shuck and jive” Black folks would have sat still for that shit, but not me!
Robert Deal, owns this property and by the way, if you look at the very first picture, under “Deal Properties” is the name of an apartment complex, “Craigmont Manor.” We don’t even live at “Craigmont Manor.” They are so stupid, that they could not even get the name of the complex we live at, correct while sending us a letter about going up on the rent in the middle of a lease. Seriously??!!!
Robert Deal just sold another apartment complex for over four million dollars and yet, he is still pissed off that he was made to abide by the laws and statutes and return monies that belonged to us, which was chump change to him. You see, whites believe that they are above the laws that Black people have to abide by and in this particular hellhole called Lynchburg, it is even worse than you can imagine. Whites here act like this is some sort of fiefdom and that they are our ‘lords’ and can get away with anything and believe me, they usually do, hence why my cousin was lied on by these racists and was thrown out of CENTRA HEALTH, which is the only so-called ‘health care system’ in this stomp down, flaming racist burg. That entity owns every health care facility in this racist burg that we cannot wait to get the hell out of!
The shit I have on these racists down here would curl your toes and yet Black people are always perceived as the problem. Why are there no landlord screening companies? Why are there only tenant screening companies? It is just accepted that landlords, many of whom are slumlords, are just wonderful when nothing could be further from the truth and yet there is no database to help tenants find decent, law abiding landlords while landlords get to ‘screen’ us to hell and back and get to use any excuse to deny people a place to live. Yeah! That’s something else we have ‘whites’ to thank for. They always find a way to keep a certain segment of the population homeless and some more shit because who is most likely to have blemishes on their credit report, poor rental history and criminal records since Black people are always the first fired and the last hired, not to mention, our pay is never what whites are paid and we get jailed or even shot for just breathing?
And look at what happens when we try and buy a house. Banks like Wells Fargo steer us to subprime mortgages even as we qualified for prime mortgages and we lose the house anyway while they sit back and laugh after having called loans to us, “Ghetto loans” and called us, “mud people.” And then some have the nerve to wonder why so many American descendants of slaves are homeless, sick and fucked up? Re-read this shit and then tell me that you have no fucking idea why.
Also these wealthy, racist whites here in Lynchburg, VA, for the most part have ‘inherited wealth’. They obtained ‘their’ wealth by the sweat of my ancestors brow and yet, still hate us for what their debased, depraved homicidal, parasitic ancestors put into play. What’s really sad is that these racist ass whites have got these Black folks down here scared out of their damn minds. You should see this shit! I’m among the seriously few who go the fuck off in this racist shithole and more’s the goddamn pity!