When some events occur, they force you to think in certain direction. Here are some clues that lead me to that direction. The fan in the stove hood was soaked in oil indicating that an attempt to lubricate it was made. Not paying any attention to the possibility that the oil may drip to the food on the stove. The kitchen counter was very dirty; i am guilty of believing their nonsense about it was the ex-tenant's doing. I spent a whole day trying to clean it. I started with regular cleaning liquid but it did not work. I switched to cleaning powder and again it did not work. There was this thick, sticky layer of god knows what. I had to use a metal spatula to scrape it. There was a leak in the counter it was inspected and replacement was promised. After waiting for about 5 months, building manager and another person came and made some measurements then left. I am still waiting! What does that tell you? The dishwasher was very old machine (Probably the first machine ever produced) that made noise only and did not clean anything. Please remember these because they would support the direction of my thoughts. However, because i do not have hard evidence or know for sure i will pose some of the questions that occurred to me, may be someone has an answer. Last time i asked 2 questions but that generated a lot more questions.
Do laws/regulations allow owners to increase rent for every new tenant? If that is the case, then this is the most stupid law/regulation exists. It is practically telling owners to force tenants to leave.
Is it possible to make more money by forcing tenants to move out before end of lease than long-term tenancy, even if the apartment stays vacant for a month or two? My own thought and guess is yes. Under the threat of court action, it is easy to convince ex-tenant that a deal to pay portion of the remaining lease is better than court and make payments of ex-tenant and new tenant overlap. The drawback to this is running out of new tenants eventually.
Could it be that it has nothing to do with money? It is illegal to refuse renting to qualified people. However, if you force them to leave after renting and keep those you like, is that illegal?
Anybody knows that a stuck fan could be fixed with 1 drop or 2 of oil to loosen it. If it does not work, soaking it in oil on the hope that it would get loosen later is not good. That is especially true if you obtained the fan stuck already and do not know the cause.
To buy a new kitchen counter, make the measurements, get it cut and installed would not take more than 1-3 weeks. Then why would it take 6 months, and counting? The building manager came to do some measurements on the counter then nothing, what does that indicate? Obviously, at that time, somehow, they came to have a counter close to existing one; but it was not a good fit. A new one would not have that problem it is measured and cut to fit!! Would picking up a counter from a dumpster, curbside, or recycling center for small fee or free, explain that?
They have no way to know where, when, and what its condition. It could have been there for 1 day or 1 year. It could have been in a clean warehouse or filthy dumpster. It could be clean or filthy and home to variety of insects. Would not that explain tenants' complaints posted early about insects?
Based on my observations, sterilizing items is out of the question. Good cleaning is unlikely. Wiping with a rag is probable.
In general, not only this case; because some of these items get in contact with food a health hazard may exist. For public establishments there are laws, regulations and inspectors who can take actions to protect the public. To health ministry at both levels and housing authority, who is protecting tenants from those without conscious?
Do some of these people who use this recycling idea claim the cost of brand new items for the items they picked up free on their taxes?
Anybody has explanation or different conclusion?