Star Batt Inc./Building Leases / Small Businesses Beware!
Small Businesses Beware!
More problems with Star Batt Inc. Corporate bullying that the little guy can't fight. We continue to have flooding issues from roof and HVAC unit. After recently contacting Star Batt about recent flooding issues and HVAC problems (numerous times to many to count) they have denied us any help and will not take responsibility for their faulty roof which is causing waterfall amounts of water to come into our lobby and fill our HVAC unit duct work which is now resulting in the units malfunction. All they do is send their maintenance workers up to slap tar around and do repairs which they're probably not certified to do. We do have a lease that states we are responsible for "maintenance/repair" of the HVAC unit and we do accept these terms and understand we are responsible for normal wear & tear. BUT, because of roofing problems that haven't been fixed correctly for 16 months now, is causing damage to our HVAC unit. Any issues we bring to their attention which is caused by their building issues and neglect to fix things properly they just threatened us with lawsuit, no renewal of lease and eviction.
Some response quotes from Star Batt Inc.
"Be well aware that you are liable by personal Guaranty for the lease terms and any shortfall in future rents, so think wisely before you act. We will not hesitate to evict you and hold you personally responsible for all damages for any and all lease shortfall. Feel free to test the enforce ability of the terms of the lease; we have had a very successful track record in winning court cases"
"We have been around a long time before you came to our complex and will be here a long time after you go"