************ has not honored their lease agreement. If residents are held to such standards, so should the lessor. In the utilities addendum and lease agreement with ************ ****** *********** they say that “Management reserves the right to change utilities charged and fees with a thirty (30) day notice.” Like anyone, I would prefer increase in utilities not happen, but I also understand that it may be necessary for it to happen. However, I am not okay with “no-notice” increases. They say in their agreement that they need to give a 30 day notice for changes. Not once, have I receive any type of notice, via mail, email, sign on my door, of any such increases or changes, but my trash charged has increased 3 times in the last year, and my cable/internet bundle just increased 10 dollars. It is not a large increase and I can afford it, but I am unhappy with the protocol and tactics in which these increases happen.
Desired Settlement I would like this complex to abide by THEIR rental agreement. If residents are held accountable for breaking lease agreements, the lessor should be held to the same standard.
Business Response We are changing his cable/internet back to $89.95 like his addendum states. There was an error with the system. An email was sent out on August 31st about the trash increase. We verified with ***** that the email address we had for him on file was the correct one and it was. For some reason he never received that notice. It was an error and we apologized.
If this is your first visit to the blog, Larry Connor is the nouveau riche, white trash landlord and founder of the billion dollar firm, The Connor Group. I’m the online smart-ass who Larry is suing for defamation. Defamation used to be the legal means to recover damages for libel or slander. Any more, it is the legal means of the butthurt to punish the butthurter. The “Streisand Effect” is the where suing someone to silence them turns around and bites you in the ass. For example, Google ‘The Connor Group’. As of today, the second Google result is a Columbus Dispatch article on this spurious lawsuit. (Here is another article if you want to drive up the results on it. It’s even more damning.) My irreverent, no-traffic blog has turned into two Dispatch articles, a local TV story, the first page of Google results, and TWO federal court cases with one of them involving Public Citizen litigation group. Despite what has to be undesirable results, there is no settlement offer and no sign of ending litigation. Maybe there’s no such thing as bad publicity in the real estate investment business.
The holidays are approaching. There’s PTO to burn. I think the blog is going to go on a winter hiatus. Time to sit back and reflect on the previous year and plan for the upcoming year. Take advantage of the long, dark nights and finish the half-dozen books I got going. There is also that Linux high-performance computing cluster I started, but never finished installing the database. Unless something else comes up, it’s time for a little holiday. What might that something else be?
Well…for instance, Larry Connor decided to quit being such a fucking pussy. Yes, if Larry decided to strap a pair on and man up himself, I’d be up for a little back and forth. Fat chance of that happening though. Larry, the beaming prick, will continue to cower behind his lawyers, his communication director, his production companies, or whatever unbearable brown-noser he has yet to fuck over. Still, if by some Christmas miracle he ceases to be a blithering ball of bile and buzzwords, I’ll end my holiday early.
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The amount of time and energy I have spent dealing with these people is ridiculous.
You’re absolutely right anonymous critic. The Connor Group and their volleying partner, First Billing Services, are certified wasters of other people’s time and money. Thanks to the MVFH decision, “Connor Group” is becoming a legal verb for depleting and diverting other peoples resources that could have been better spent doing something else besides trying to make The Connor Group ‘Do the Right Thing’.