In an email about the door he said this:
The garage door has been repaired. The cost was $224.18. PDQ performed the repairs. Blade Ave Properties paid the invoice.
Our plan is to retire the door from active use, only employing it for the moving in and moving out purposes. The door is too old and the opening is too difficult to keep from leaking to have it be for everyday and recreational use.
We will, however, give you two options:
We will continue to remain responsible for the door and security of the building. It will remain in place, secured with reasonable weather tight condition. It will not be operational.
The door becomes the tenants responsibility and can be fully operational immediately after re-connection of electrical support. If it needs service, replacement or requires re-establishment of security to the building, it is the tenant's responsibility. An amendment to the lease will be drafted for your review if this option is taken.
Please let me know what you decide by Monday, April 11th.
I responded with this:
Curious if you are making all tenants responsible for their garage doors or just us? For all the doors are metal roll up doors and of the same age and quality.
Just want to make sure everyone is on the same page and these unforeseen maintenance issues are understood by all parties involved and this could affect all tenants, in the unforeseen event that something should happen to their door. I would hate for them to be blindsided with unforeseen costs and lost amenities like we have.
I want to argue that,
Per the lease: “landlord agrees to be responsible for the maintenance and repair of the structure of the building and the roof, unless such repair or replacement should be the result or neglect, or clearly improper use of the premises by the tenant.”
That the Garage door is part of the STRUCTURE of the building, and part of the structure we rented (it is a chief reason WHY we rented) and therefore he is responsible for maintaining its functionality.
on a side note, I kinda made a dick move and copied ALL of his tenants that I know about on the email. Because he is shady and they need to know