Hot water issues in apartment [duplicate]


AUSTIN (KXAN) — The City of Austin is seeking an injunction against an apartment complex and its owner due to multiple code violations over the past year.

According to a suit filed in Travis County, in June 2015 the Austin Code Department received a complaint from tenants of the Cross Creek Apartment at 1124 Rutland Dr., that there was no hot water. Once the city verified the complaint, an inspector issued a ‘Notice of Violation’ for the lack of hot water. Despite the citation, the apartment complex failed to provide hot water to the residents, continued the court document. Over the next six months, an inspector came by a total of 13 times and discovered the same problem every time.

Tenant Terry Turner invited KXAN into his home so we could see the problem firsthand.

“You can run that shower all you want. You’re not gonna get nothing but lukewarm water. And it’s dead winter,” Turner said, who hasn’t had hot water since he moved into Cross Creek around two...

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Could you explain STA and MTA?

All ThreadPool threads are in the multithreaded apartment.

--As per the MSDN

What does that mean? I am really concerned with what the difference between the multi vs single threaded apartment model is. Or what does the apartment model mean? I have read the MSDN on it, and it doesn't really make sense to me. I think I may have an idea, but I was thinking someone on here could explain it in plain English.

Thanks, Anthony D

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Found this Could you explain STA and MTA?

Can anyone be more descriptive?

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I am also looking for an answer about how this applies to the thread pool, and what I need to watch out for because of...

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After you sign the rental agreement, pay the security deposit along with the first month’s rent, and are ready to move in, the landlord usually hands you the keys to the apartment. The rental agreement often contains information about the keys. For many apartments, it is legal for you to make one or more duplicate keys.

Apartment Keys

The landlord owns the apartment locks and the keys. Landlords usually keep a key in a secure location to gain access to the apartment. Landlords may enter the apartment in an emergency. An example of an emergency is a broken water pipe allowing water to flood the unit. Landlords may also enter an apartment to determine if you’ve abandoned it.

Providing Keys

Most rental agreements require you to provide a key to the landlord if you change or re-key the locks. At the end of the tenancy, you return all of the keys to the landlord. If all of the keys aren’t returned, the landlord may charge you for changing or re-keying...

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Hi There,

Thanks for sharing your question and situation with us. We can appreciate that this is a frustrating situation.

From my understanding, you are renting a unit in a larger complex, and you currently do not have hot water because of something that was out of your control. The property manager has been notified of your hot water issue but has yet to fix it.

The short answer to your question is, no you are not being pushy, hot water is a vital service it is interfereing with your reasonable enjoyment of your unit. You may wish to inform your property manager that it needs to be fixed immediately for these reasons.

According to the Landlord and Tenant Board your landlord/property management can not:

Interfere with Vital Services

“Vital services” are hot or cold water, fuel, electricity, gas and, during certain months of the year, heat. Where a landlord provides heat, it must be kept at a minimum temperature of 20° Celsius from September...

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By Ellen Freudenheim

Updated February 23, 2016.

Have you experienced ceiling damage due to a leak in your apartment?

A leaky ceiling is not just unsightly. It can require expensive repairs, involving cleaning up a nasty mess, re-spackling plaster, rewiring shorted-out electrical appliances, fixing floorboards, and repainting. A bad ceiling leak can wreck floors, carpeting, personal belongings and furniture, and sour relations with your building neighbors. It's not the worst thing that can happen in an apartment. But if you can, avoid it.

Where is the Water Coming From? Ceiling Leak Damage May Be Due to Radiator Leaks

If an apartment ceiling leak seems to be in the vicinity of the radiator pipes, and the building is heated uniformly through a steam heat system with no thermostats in individual units, then a prime suspect may be the radiator valve in the apartment(s) right above you.

What causes a radiator to leak? One of the most common...

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Five Methods:Requesting RepairsFailing to Return Security DepositNotifying Landlord of Dangerous ConditionsPetitioning Landlord for ImprovementsSample LettersCommunity Q&A

When renting an apartment, condominium, house, or office space, the landlord or property owner is usually responsible for the maintenance of the property. This maintenance may include making any major repairs, resolving dangerous conditions, improving the building or resolving any issues that his or her tenants may have with one another. If you need your landlord to resolve an issue or fix a problem, you should write a tenant complaint letter. Your complaint letter should reflect the specific problem that you need addressed, a time frame for completion, a request to fix the problem, and follow any state laws regarding demand and/or complaint...

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Look for evidence of a leak along the base board of walls near the location of your plumbing fixtures.

Pipes that contain water under pressure can become corroded, develop loose fittings, or crack because of freezing, allowing a continuous loss of water until repaired. Mildew or mold, darkened surfaces, or even puddles of water may occur below leaks. If the problem is inside the wall cavity, it may be necessary to remove the paneling, plaster, or wallboard to correct it.

Pipes also may sweat when cold water passes through them in warmer interior air-spaces in the home, and this water condensing on the surface of pipes may drip, causing moisture problems to appear where no leak...
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November 3, 2016 -- EPA announced more than 100 federal enforcement actions completed over the last year that require entities like renovation contractors, landlords and property managers to protect communities and public health from exposure to lead. Read more. October 17, 2016 -- EPA fined a Portland, Oregon based remodeling firm, Hammer and Hand Inc., $69,398, for failing to comply with federal lead-based paint rules. Read more. September 28, 2016 -- EPA and the U.S. Department of Justice announced a settlement with Sears Home Improvement Products Inc. that resolves alleged violations of the RRP rule for work performed by Sears’ contractors during home renovation projects across the country. Read more. Learn about Lead Poisoning Prevention Week.

Report Uncertified Contractors and Environmental...

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Clean or Replace the flapper and/or flush valve.

If the toilet stops filling and then starts again intermittently or water constantly runs into the bowl, you have a slow leak from the tank into the bowl. Place a dye tablet or a few drops of food coloring in the tank. Your local hardware store may have free dye tablets for this purpose. If, after an hour or two without flushing, you see this dye in the bowl, you have a slow leak, a small amount of water running into the bowl.



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The most common cause of slow leaks is a leaky flapper. Over time, this inexpensive rubber part may decay or get old and stiff to the point that it needs replacing, or minerals may build up on it and/or the rim of the...
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Basement apartments are separate living spaces from the home above them. They are attractive to some renters because they often have more square footage than standard apartments. Also, rent may be cheaper in high-rent locations than traditional apartment complexes. Basement apartments are not without problems, however. Always ask the landlord detailed questions about every apartment, but basement apartments have a few particular features you should always specifically ask about.

Ask About Legality

Ask whether the basement apartment is inspected and approved by the proper authorities. Local laws regulate whether homeowners can create a multifamily home on a single family property. Landlords who try to put in a basement apartment when it is not suitably zoned are less likely to abide by other rules and regulations. If the landlord appears to have cut corners on proper compliance and certification, it might mean the basement apartment is not up to code on vital...

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