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Sunkist

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I have difficulty communicating with landlord (owner) because he has a foreign accent, talks quietly, and I can't hear very well.  So I usually communicate with the maintenance supervisor instead, but when he's around he's extremely busy.  With those points in mind, here's the question/problem:

Because of the goings-on around here, they're overworked and aggravated.  As I've lived here well over a decade and they've only owned the place a little more than a year, I have more knowledge of how long the problems have been going on-  thefts of personal property and building property, vandalism, break-ins of the dropboxes where rent checks go, etc. 

Specifically, the previous owner put various management companies and managers in charge, and they didn't care who they rented to OR what went on around here.  I'm the only employed tenant left, and a few are retired older people, but everyone the managers rented to that I'm aware of have been SSDI recipients with drug problems.  In addition to all the free time to cause mischief, there's allegedly a lot of illegal drug use going on. 

Do you think I should bring this to the owner's or maintenance supervisor's attention, or should I stay out of it and hope they figure it out for themselves?  I don't want it to seem like I'm interfering. 



dishrodger

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let them know, they may not know about it
Sunkist

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Thanks Rodger.  I appreciate your advice. 
BritneyR

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You should bring up this matter to notice of the landlord. 


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And if you have difficulty communicating with him, ask for an email address to communicate through.  Let him know that you have difficulty hearing and that it is easier to read than to listen.  He doesn't need to know that it is accent, you'll want to stay on his good side.  But in your communication, come from a point of helping and informing, not by seeming to offer advise or demanding changes.
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