it’s ridiculous that I don’t know the answer to this, I am 50 freaking years old. but up until I moved into this rental house last October I owned my own house for awhile and before that?
I lived in rentals where either nothing went wrong or when it did, I told whoever owned or managed it and they saw to it whatever it was got fixed. that’s it.
this landlord? frankly, nothing useful happens. he says things like “I’ll swing by when I have my tools in the truck” but it turns out this is meaningless since he is not actually able to fix anything. seriously.
I guess the first step is put my complaints in writing and bring it to his attention - again - in some official way. and listen to him blow some hot air. frankly, I wouldn’t be so pissed if he was just honest and told me his plan is to never pay anyone one dime to fix things as long as the house already has a renter.
so - step one, notify. step two, assume whatever he says is meaningless.