Is my landlord a fucking dick?

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    Vail? Isn't that a place for liberal Hollywood cocksuckers who want to mingle with other Hollywood scum and going skiing? Why would you want to live in a place like that. Use this as a wake up call to get the hell out of there.

    There's a lot of money to be made in places like that as long as you can get your living situation figured out.
     

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    Vail? Isn't that a place for liberal Hollywood cocksuckers who want to mingle with other Hollywood scum and going skiing? Why would you want to live in a place like that. Use this as a wake up call to get the hell out of there.
    Aspen is that liberal Hollywood place you were thinking about. Vail is more
    conservative than Aspen IMHO.
     

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    Lack of foresight. If the OP knew he was way under-market, he should have been saving the difference, for the day something like this comes up. It WILL.
    He'd have enough to install a new water heater, and replace the window. Prick or not, the guy did buy him a house to live in, and is subsidizing it by renting at a loss.
    Besides, choosing to live in a high-dollar Resort area, is a serious mistake anyway.
     

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    Since you have renters insurance why are we having this conversation? Call the insurance company and put in a claim for the window and the roof and see what they might cover. And consider getting a public adjuster to help you wirh the roof claim (they will say it’s hail damage and seek coverage for you). And upon further reflection, since your rent is “well below market value” and it sounds like you don’t want to leave, just fix it and move your day along. And I agree with another post above that a broken window with nothing stolen would appear mighty suspicious to any landlord, who might think that your wife threw a coffee mug at you one morning and Missed and hit the window. As a landlord and a lawyer, that’s what I would could reasonably surmise. OR You could also rent a now available 3 bedroom place in Edwards about 20 miles away but that’s $5500/month. So your location and rent sound very good. Conclusion: you got yourself a good deal there so fix the dam window and the roof leak and be glad you are not 20 miles away paying $5500 month or more. Or move to a new town and get a new job? :)

    I wouldn't waste my time filing a claim with renters. They're contents policies and aren't going to cover damage to someone else's building, especially not for damage someone else caused to someone else's building. A public adjuster can't change that.
     
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    1) Legally it is on the Landlord.

    2) His landlord can more than afford to cover the cost of a 1000$ window if he pays 3000$ a month insurance.

    3) In my experience renter's insurance didn't cover damage from a burglary only (some) of my lost possessions. Also they lowballed everything.

    Personally I think 1000 is nuts but Vail is nutty pricing so who the fuck knows.
    The Landlord should just kick him out and sell it for market value. Pocket the money. He’s a employee not a relative.
     
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    I can’t understand the fucking complaint here. Spends his own money to give this guy an affordable place to live and then complains the landlord won’t fix something that is not his fault either. I have been a business owner for over a decade and have went above and beyond to help a great employee but have never seen anything like this. It would be great if your employer could see this. Then you have the audacity to call him a dick. Might want to look in the mirror to see the real DICK in this story.
     

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    This whole situation sounds like a shit show.

    Sounds like the landlord could barely afford the place, and talked the renter into moving in. Smart landlord, to be honest because he can skip all renovation costs because he knows he has the renter over a barrel for both cost of rent AND at work. Probably the smartest person alive.

    Landlord is only renting for cheap because he is the boss of the tenant and can skip the majority of big renovations because his tenant is kind of fucked.

    OP: You got straight up played.
     

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    Boss buys a rental and decides to cut into his profits by renting it to you for well under market. Now there is a issue where he normally would have the $ to fix it, but now he has to pay more for you to live there.

    Again if I was in your shoes I would be replacing a window and say thank you.

    Yes the landlord is responsible, but id say you are obligated morally. That's if there is such a thing as morality left.
     

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    Go watch the peoples court lol

    It’s the landlords responsibility

    Also really bad idea renting from your boss
     

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    My boss bought a house so I have somewhere to live and rents it to me for way less then he could get. Yep he's a dick.....for putting up with you.
     

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    Your boss bought a house and rented it to you for half the going rate so you wouldn't have to leave, what a dick head. :rolleyes:

    Who has to pay may come down to litigation. He says you broke it, you say it was a burglary where nothing was taken. Either way 1k isn't even what he is saving you per month in rent. That fucking dick head. :rolleyes: You are costing him 2-3k per month already.
     

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    The Landlord should just kick him out and sell it for market value. Pocket the money. He’s a employee not a relative.
    Location: Vail, CO

    Im guessing you've never tried to run a business in a ski town...

    Housing is a common problem, since ski area ownership is a huge real estate pyramid scheme...inflating real estate market is the core biz model...

    but the biz needs ski bums to run the hill/town to keep bubble going...and and RE inflation makes enough money to pay for ski bum housing subsidies...

    The value of biz without ski num employees is not as high, because its part of the theatre of the whole deal .

    Btw, a ski bum is any working class or normal wage that is under x% local housing avg cost.

    So eg $2m housing market, $90k wage still a ski bum...your not buying a house 20x annual income...

    BossMan is a jerk for leadership flaw of abusing authority, The rest of this stuff beyond everyones control. The real boss man is a billionaire out of picture...

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    We have a few rental properties.
    I would get the window fixed for my tenant.
    You claim it back on expenses for tax, anyway.
    Some property owners are just slum lords.
    We had one tenant that backed into the garage door, absolutely refused to pay to fix it.
    I just repaired it, rather than fuck around with her bullshit.
    I didn't renew her lease, stupid games win stupid prizes.
     
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    Im guessing you've never tried to run a business in a ski town...

    Housing is a common problem, since ski area ownership is a huge real estate pyramid scheme...inflating real estate market is the core biz model...

    but the biz needs ski bums to run the hill/town to keep bubble going...and and RE inflation makes enough money to pay for ski bum housing subsidies...

    The value of biz without ski num employees is not as high, because its part of the theatre of the whole deal .

    Btw, a ski bum is any working class or normal wage that is under x% local housing avg cost.

    So eg $2m housing market, $90k wage still a ski bum...your not buying a house 20x annual income...

    BossMan is a jerk for leadership flaw of abusing authority, The rest of this stuff beyond everyones control. The real boss man is a billionaire out of picture...

    😅
    Who gives a fuck you could be sleeping in your car.
     
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    The Landlord should just kick him out and sell it for market value. Pocket the money. He’s a employee not a relative.

    Fixing the window and renting it to someone else for more money would be the way to go as far as dollars are concerned.

    Frankly I don't get all the shyster shit about not fixing a broken window. "1000" sounds like a bullshit quote anyways. Probably get it fixed for 400-500 cash. Big deal. That money is a postage stamp on an elephant's ass.
     

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    Who gives a fuck you could be sleeping in your car.
    Because homelessness isn't chic.

    Luxury real estate needs a viable service economy or the whole charade falls apart.

    You need people doing all those jobs, like all the under paid immigrants in other sectors of the economy
     

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    In any event its not good idea to be homeless in a place like this no matter what side may or may not have the moral high ground.
     

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    Bunch of winey girls in here. It’s -20 outside the rental I’m out of by the end of the month so I can go occupy a wall tent on my property. Did I mention my wall tent has no windows?
    Being able to keep my halibut and salmon frozen without electricity on my own property.. priceless..
    perhaps you should turn your lemons into koolaid or sumthin by putting in a door instead and subletting some space to some Prost. er um escorts and just play the game being played on you. Own it and put a feather in yo hat when you walk the street at night with your girls I mean roommates wink wink. Whatever you do though keep your day job separate from your night “job”
     

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    I'll connect the dots........ Landlord wants you to move out so he can rent the place for twice what you are paying and can afford to bring in a contractor to fix everything. His next move will be to not fix anything and raise your rent. You are not playing with a winning hand.
    He can't raise my rent unless I quit working for him, that's in our lease agreement. I promise you he would shit a brick if I quit and moved, I just got a license for him for a new side business that he can't do without me.
     

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    Contracts suck. No one should have to abide by them.

    Play that hand, in this case, and see what happens in the game 3 or 4 moves down the road.

    Go ahead.....
     

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    He can't raise my rent unless I quit working for him, that's in our lease agreement. I promise you he would shit a brick if I quit and moved, I just got a license for him for a new side business that he can't do without me.

    I guaran-fucking-tee you that you're not indispensable or irreplaceable.

    Keep going and you will find yourself both unemployed AND homeless.

    ETA: I bet you're an at-will employee too......ooof!
     

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    We really want to know why you replaced four toilets? You do know that all the parts are replaceable?
    How in the hell did you hurt them that they needed replaced?
    He can't raise my rent unless I quit working for him, that's in our lease agreement. I promise you he would shit a brick if I quit and moved, I just got a license for him for a new side business that he can't do without me.
     
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    Vail? Isn't that a place for liberal Hollywood cocksuckers who want to mingle with other Hollywood scum and going skiing? Why would you want to live in a place like that. Use this as a wake up call to get the hell out of there.
    Actually, you are thinking of Aspen, we have more trust-fund types and people who mostly want to stay out of the spotlight. And there are some good conservative people here. But I'm here for the money. Back to Idaho someday.
     

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    We really want to know why you replaced four toilets? You do know that all the parts are replaceable?
    How in the hell did you hurt them that they needed replaced?

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    Thanks for your help,
    Ok fuckers, here are some facts for you:
    I lived in this neighborhood before my current boss bought this house so I wouldn't move away.
    No, he can't do the work without me or someone like me we've tried to find a replacement so I could leave.
    I'm not going to leave him in a bad way. He pays me a shit tone of money.
    I refuse to pay more than what I'm paying to live here, IT IS FUCKING INSANE WHAT IT COST TO LIVE HERE NOW and I refuse to play the game.
    So he asked what I was willing to pay, I told him, he chose to buy a fucking mansion on a golf course so when he sells it he'll make bank.
    So no I don't feel the least bit bad for paying, what is considered now, a great deal on rent. This was our agreement before he bought a 1.3 million dollar house.
    Some of you guys have no idea what it takes to recruit good employees to move up here and do work that keeps this place in business.
    Yes, the cost of living up here is high but I did the Denver thing for years, fuck that place, I'm a country boy, fuck city life.
    I have owned houses, I have been a landlord (you can have that shit too), and I have been a business owner.
    And some of you fuckers may not know this but yes, a person can become so skilled in an industry (actually multiple related industries) that you can become nigh irreplaceable, especially in a remote location.
    Almost forgot, I see the numbers, I know how much money I make him. With my salary and rent, I'm still getting fucked, but I'm home by 5 and don't have the headache of being a business owner again.
     
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    He pays you "a shite tone of money", subsidizes your rent so you can afford to live in the neighborhood you want to live in, bought four new toilets for a house that has four separate bathrooms. In Vail for all intents and purposes. And he's a dick? I think you lack perspective.

    You'd be hard pressed to find a house like that in the Denver Metro for $3,000/month. And while wages are good here, I guarantee they're better there.
     
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    You fuckers just don't get it.
    We agreed on a set rent price before shit went crazy, His mortgage hasn't gone up, why should my rent go up. I truly don't give a fuck if I stay or go, I've been ready to move back to Idaho for years now.
    No, my insurance won't cover it.
    And fuck you guys implying that I'm responsible for the broken window, the window was fine when I left for a 10-day vacation, got home and the room was freezing, saw broken glass on the floor, and fresh tracks in the falling snow, called the cops, cleared the house when he arrived. The alarm wasn't going off when we got home so we figure he never left the bedroom because the hall motion would have gotten him. No glass breaks or window sensors, so he would have had to open the bedroom to the outside door to set it off. Keypad right there, he could see it was armed.
     

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    No one is saying you are responsible. What everyone is saying is it's a hell of a lot cheaper and smarter to pay for a window than quit your job and move to another state. But you do you. Also by your logic all rent should be at 1980s prices because "the mortgage has not gone up"
     

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    No one says you broke the window. In the end it just sounds like you have a very good rent deal so fix it and enjoy Vail. Few people get that chance to live in such a beautiful place.
     
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    I will agree that finding solid employees that actually work in resort towns is really tough.
    Anyone who hasnt lived/worked in one probably doesnt get it.

    What exactly do you do?

    F the Vail Valley.

    No ordinary amt of money could keep me around those entitled pricks.
    And yeah.
    Have been to dinner at an old friends place in Lions Head. 8.6 million she sold it for.
     

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    Play that hand, in this case, and see what happens in the game 3 or 4 moves down the road.

    Go ahead.....
    Not against a slum lord, which is who the OP is renting from. Kenny Rogers was right...
     

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    No one says you broke the window. In the end it just sounds like you have a very good rent deal so fix it and enjoy Vail. Few people get that chance to live in such a beautiful place.
    I hate to argue with you but two different people implied that me or my wife throwing a coffee cup did it. But yes it is an awesome place, and I kill elk and can shoot 1000 yards plus within just a short drive. Until this I've never had any trouble with crime, we sleep with the windows and doors open all summer, and leave the keys in the cars in the driveway, Well we did:confused:
     

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    Unless it explicitly says different in the lease agreement, a rental property is no different than a motel room, hotel room, apartment etc...owner is liable for damages.

    As mentioned, unless the rental agreement says otherwise comsays otherwise, I'd go ahead and pay for the replacement window and then take it out of the following months rent. Unless of course I'm getting one hell of a deal and a complaint is really stupid given the rental agreement.
     
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    I will agree that finding solid employees that actually work in resort towns is really tough.
    Anyone who hasnt lived/worked in one probably doesnt get it.

    What exactly do you do?

    F the Vail Valley.

    No ordinary amt of money could keep me around those entitled pricks.
    And yeah.
    Have been to dinner at an old friends place in Lions Head. 8.6 million she sold it for.
    Home automation/security/life saftey/fire suppression
     
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    When my old landlord refused to fix SHIT, I'd get it taken care of. However, I would deduct that amount from what i owed for the month & also include a copy of the receipt/invoice. He'd throw a shit fit, but STFU & go on his merry way.
     

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    Unless it explicitly says different in the lease agreement, a rental property is no different than a motel room, hotel room, apartment etc...owner is liable for damages.

    As mentioned, unless the rental agreement says otherwise comsays otherwise, I'd go ahead and pay for the replacement window and then take it out of the following months rent.
    This is how we handled things before, I may have forgotten to mention he started all this by saying he was not going to pay to fix it, that pissed me off, especially since I have been taking semi-cold showers for 6 months and probably breathing mold spores for years now.
     

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    He can't raise my rent unless I quit working for him, that's in our lease agreement. I promise you he would shit a brick if I quit and moved, I just got a license for him for a new side business that he can't do without me.
    About the time a man thinks his boss can't do without him.... He finds out his boss can replace him.
     

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    Home automation/security/life saftey/fire suppression
    Yeah. Lotta work. Not much skill in that. All labor is imported other than some skilled stuff like that.
    About the time a man thinks his boss can't do without him.... He finds out his boss can replace him.
    Shows how little you know about CO and super over priced ski resort towns.
    You think regular towns cant find employees right now?
    Then add some skills to the mix beyond cleaning rooms, bussing tables or bumping chairs.
    You should see what Vail Hospital offers me to come work 3 shifts a week during winter and summer peak seasons.