The 406 Northlane Move Out Letter

406 Northlane Front DoorFor Throwback Thursday I wanted to share something that I recovered when I was removing some stuff from the server where this site was originally hosted. This is the letter that we received the day we finally moved out of 406. Looking back at it now it’s certainly not something I’m proud of, but it definitely brings back some very vivid, and dare I say outstanding, memories.

On a side note, our landlady Rachel passed away a few years ago. Nicest lady you’d ever want to meet. RIP Rachel.

RACHEL COOPER
XXXX XXXX XXXXX XXXX XX
BLOOMINGTON, IN 47403
(XXX) XXX-XXXX

RE: NORTHLANE 406 BRADLEY, WES, CHAD, GREGORY & MATT

THIS CONDO WAS REALLY BAD I WAS VERY SURPRISED YOU GUYS LEFT ME SO BAD. NOTHING WAS CLEANED TRASH EVERYWHERE ON ALL THREE LEVELS PLUS DECK. HOLES IN THE WALLS, WRITING ON THE WALLS, I HAD TO DISPOSE OF THINGS YOU GUYS DIDN’T WANT, DESK IN MASTER BEDROOM, MIRROR, LOTS OF PAPER & ETC. THE LARGE LETTERS ON THE WALL IN THE BASEMENT THAT SAID HAPPY HALLOWEEN & RITA OTHER WRITING IN DIFFERENT AREAS. I HAD TO BUY TWO GALLONS OF KILZ TO TRY TO COVER IT, I HAD A VERY HARD TIME. ALL BASEBOARDS HAD TO BE CLEANED BEFORE PAINTING. MICHAEL’S MOTHER WAS VERY UPSET THE WAY THIS CONDO WAS LEFT, IMAGINE HOW I FELT. I THOUGHT YOU GUYS WOULD NOT HAVE LEFT THE MES AND DAMAGE FOR ME. I THOUGHT ALOT OF YOU GUYS AND THOUGHT YOU DID ME. ENCLOSED YOU WILL FIND THE RESULTS AND THE MONEY I HAD TO PAY OUT THIS DOES NOT INCLUDE ALL THE TIME I SPENT CLEANING AND GOING TO GET THINGS THAT WERE NEEDED TO GET THIS CONDO BACK TO THE CONDITION IT SHOULD BE TO RENT AGAIN. THIS CONDO WAS NOT NORMAL WEAR AND TEAR IT WAS VERY MUCH A DISASTER.

Good luck to you all.
Rachel

PAID TO D&S MAINTENANCE INC
1-8″ GLOBE 9.75
2-LARGE DRIP PAN FOR STOVE 7.30
1-SMALL DRIP PAN FOR STOVE 3.25
1-24″ DOOR WITH HOLE IN HALL BATH 153.00
1-RESCREEN 12.00
6-REFRIGERATOR CLIPS 31.40
2-REFRIGERATOR BARS 24.26
SMOKE ALARM OFF HAD TO BE PUT BACK 7.50
CONDENSATION LINE BROKE IN CLOSET BASEMENT
(DUE TO STACKING SOMETHING ON THE LINE)
21.66
PAID TO OTHERS
BLOOMINGTON PROFESSIONAL CARPET CLEANERS 108.90
BROKEN MICROWAVE – REPLACED 104.96
3-MINI BLINDS REPLACED 20.18
DINING ROOM CARPET HAD TO BE REPLACED DUE TO BAD STAINS & CHEWING GUM 187.00
21-LIGHT BULBS 7.60
PD KIM GRADY CLEANING THE BATHROOMS, OVEN & KITCHEN CABINETS 160.00
PD JEFF HORN FOR PATCHING ALL HOLES SOME LARGE AND PULLING OUT 227 NAILS, BLUE PUTTY TAKEN OFF WALLS BEFORE PAINTING 264.00
PD MCMILLIAN’S -$788.00 HE CHARGES 530.00 FOR NORMAL WEAR AND TEAR THE DIFFERENCE 258.00 PLUS PAINT 7 GAL. EXTRA SOME WALLS HAD TO BE PAINTED TWO TO THREE TIMES DUE TO WRITING ON WALLS PLUS TWO GAL OR KILZ TO COVER. (I AM CHARGING YOU THE $258.00 PLUS THE EXTRA PAINT AND KILZ)
PAINT 63.75 EXTRA
KILZ 31.05
6-KNOBS OF MEDICINE CABINETS 3.00
DAMAGE DEPOSIT $1,100.00
TOTAL ON DAMAGES $1,478.56
BALANCE DUE $378.56
EACH OWES $75.71 DUE BY 9/25/99
TENANT PRESENT: none CHECKED BY: Rachel Cooper
ADDRESS: 406 Northlane Dr.
DATE: 8-2-99

***** CHECK OUT INSPECTION *****

Northlane Condos FloorplanENTRY
LIGHT FIXTURE: broken
FLOOR: very dirty
WALLS: bad
CEILING: o.k.

LIVING ROOM
LIGHT FIXTURE: o.k. dirty
CARPET: bad – replaced no charge to tenants
WALLS: bad holes writing on walls
CEILING: food on ceiling
WINDOW COVERINGS: had to replace
SCREEN: replaced hole in screen

KITCHEN
FLOOR: dining room carpet 2 years old was ruined chewing gum matted in carpet
WALLS: bad – holes, black marks. food on ceiling & walls
CABINETS: dirty
COUNTER TOPS: chip on counter top
STOVE: very dirty 4 drip pans replaced
REFRIG: 4 clips on refrig replaced 2 bars for refrig broken, molded food in crisper
DISHWASHER: very dirty
MICROWAVE: broken had to buy another one
LIGHT FIXTURE: o.k.
WINDOW COVERING: bad
SCREEN: o.k.

UTILITY ROOM/HALF BATH
WASHER AND DRYER: very dirty
FLOOR: very bad
WALLS: bad – towel bar broken had to repair
LIGHT FIXTURE: o.k.
STOOL, SINK: dirty

BEDROOM #1 MASTER
CARPET: vomit on carpet
WALLS: bad
CEILING: o.k.
LIGHT FIXTURE: o.k.
WINDOW COVERINGS:
DOORS: stickers on door had to be removed
SCREEN: o.k.BATHROOM #1:

MASTER BATH TUB OR SHOWER: very dirty
SINK, CABINETS: dirty
FLOOR: dirty
WALLS: dirty
CEILING: o.k.
TOWEL BARS: o.k.
DOORS: o.k.
LIGHT FIXTURES & FANS: dirty

BEDROOM #2:

CARPET: dirty
WALLS: dirty – holes
CEILINGS: o.k.
LIGHT FIXTURE: o.k.
WINDOW COVERINGS: dirty
DOORS: o.k.
SCREEN:

BEDROOM #3:

CARPET: very dirty
WALLS: dirty – fixed holes
CEILING: o.k.
LIGHT FIXTURE: o.k.
WINDOW COVERINGS: o.k.
DOORS: stickers on back of door had to be removed
SCREEN: o.k.

BATHROOM #2:

BATHTUB OR SHOWER: bad
SINK, CABINET: dirty
FLOOR: dirty
WALLS: bad
CEILING: o.k.
TOWEL BARS: o.k.
DOORS: hole in door had to replace door
LIGHT FIXTURES & FANS: o.k.

DECK:

LIGHT, SIDING, RAILS, ETC.: lots of trash left on deck boxes stuck to floor on deck old coolers, chair, etc.
MISC.:

BASEMENT:

CARPET: very bad chewing gum stick to carpet & stains
WALLS: very bad – large writing on walls
CEILING: stickers of stars had to be removed
LIGHT FIXTURE: o.k.
WINDOW COVERINGS: had to be replaced
DOORS: o.k.
SCREEN: o.k.

BATHROOM – BASEMENT:

BATHTUB OR SHOWER: very bad
SINK, CABINETS: dirty – knobs missing off medicine cabinets
FLOOR: dirty
WALLS: dirty – holes
CEILING: o.k.
TOWEL BARS: o.k.
DOORS: o.k.
LIGHT FIXTURES & FANS: o.k.

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  1. Wanted to add this comment that Pip left when this was posted to FB because I couldn’t have said it better myself:

    I have to admit, i’m torn on this one. I haven’t read this in years, and my reaction this time is a little different than the last. The me who wants to go back to college for a weekend can’t stop laughing at things like “food on the ceiling” and “knobs missing off medicine cabinets”. I want to know the legit story someone could tell about why there was a decision made to remove knobs from multiple medicine cabinets. A lot of what we did actually had purpose. We wrote our friend’s mom’s name on the wall in bleach so it would glow at parties. We put highlighters in liquor bottles and screwed them up into the ceiling in front of black lights. We were pioneers…

    The me who is has grown up a little since then feels really bad about this. Rachel really was (RIP) the nicest lady you could’ve hoped to have as a landlord in a college condo and we completely hosed her. She didn’t exaggerate in the slightest, we left that thing in a state that would have warranted a government-sanctioned quarantine. We left a soda machine in the living room because it was too heavy to move. You couldn’t walk on the carpet without kicking up years of cigarette ashes. I honestly think i have dreams about living in that mess again, and while it was fun at the time it would be nothing short of a nightmare today. That being said, of all the people who did live there (not to mention the many who came to visit) we only had 3 actually cleaning up the place at the very end. Honestly, it was worth paying the extra money to not have to deal with it.

    I think overall I still feel it’s somewhat charming. Right or wrong, it’s a memory of a more carefree time and I seem to enjoy those more as the years go on. I mean c’mon, you can’t be a landlord to a bunch of college dudes (and two lovely ladies) over a series of years and not expect this kind of thing. Still, I might feel a little better about it if Rachel had been a huge asshole.

  2. You F’d that place up, yo.

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