I am renting a house off of Hearth and Home Rehab.LLC out of clarksville, Ohio. The property is in Blanchester, Ohio and the owners of the rental company are Mike and Linda Sears.
I am paying 895.00 a month.
So far I have lived here since Novemeber 12,2006
Since December 2006 we have been complaining to our landlord about the furnace not working and no air was coming thru the vents. The home was Not heating.He has even came out and confirmed this for himself with witness for us there. Well somehow a furnace that doesnt blow the heat is out of gas in 3 weeks of 50% of gas. We know from the furnace man that this same furnace was in 3 feet of water a year earlier.A witness heard that info also. The furnace was never replaced.
Well here it is April and we have no furnace working still. We have had to resort to buying Kerosene heaters at 140.00 each x 3. Plus 30.00 a day for the gas for the heaters. Yet all the talk and arguing between us and the landlord goes no where.
After numerous complaints to both parties owning this home we still have seen NO FURNACE MAN OUT HERE TO FIX IT! I have 3 kids and were cold!!!
I have had NO credit to my rent or a reduction of my rent since there are heat problems. Also in Feb, a pipe busted in the wall and ruined the carpet in my bedroom and the wall on both sides of it. Yet no repair and no reduction from my rent. No cleaning of the carpets and no replacement of it.
So in a sence I am paying 895.00 to stand around Kerosene heaters like the homeless do for heat inside of my home, live on nasty damaged carpet, with numerous damages from water on the walls, floors ect.., and water in my cellar on top of all the equipment I rent to use such as the furnace, hot water heater, ect... I have pictures.
If anyone has rented a property off these same people and has this same problem please contact me as I am being forced to file suit against this slum lord and any info given will help my case to establish a pattern of his non compliance.
This landlord even went as far knowing the cost of the Kerosene to put it in writing and mail me a letter saying they refuse to fix the furnace until propane is delevered. So wait I am supposed to pay for the gas THEY (THE LANDLORD) need to fix the furnace. Its not my responsibility to pay for the repairs to this home or furnace. Thats why I rent. And with I am putting out on Kerosene, Ill be darned if I put out another 500.00 so they can figure out whats wrong with the furnace. The landlord on March 3rd in front of witness's even went as far as to speculate that a heat duct has came off under the house and all my heat went up under the house, YET HE HAS NOT SENT ANYONE TO INSPECT OR FIX IT! He has also exceded the 30 days allowed by law to fix these problems. I have taken photos everyday of my thermostate to prove how cold it has been for my family this year.
BEWARE OF HEARTH AND HOME REHAB LLC, THEY LOVE TO COLLECT MONEY BUT DO NOTHING TO FIX THE PROBLEMS AND PAY TO FIX NOTHING! DONT RENT FROM A SLUM LORD LIKE I DID!