Tuesday, December 02, 2003

TPM threatens the wrong owner

Total Property Management, the home-owners' association managers for La Jolla, called up Rachel yesterday at about 4:00 and told her that our second story condo was leaking water into unit #1 below us.

The manager, Joe Sanchez, then went on to threaten Rachel with fees of thousands of dollars in water damage repairs for the unit below. Rachel was, obviously, upset.

She called me and I immediately called Joe and got a message saying he was going to be "out of the office on vacation" until Wednesday. That's odd - didn't he JUST call Rachel?

So I had to take the rest of the day off of work and run over to La Jolla for an emergency fix. When I arrived there I thought it might be a good idea to talk to the people below us first to see exactly where the leakage was. As we approached there door we could see that the unit below us was, in fact, unit 19 - not unit 1. I knocked on their door anyway, thinking that Joe had just said the wrong number, and asked to see their reported water damage. They looked at me like I was some kind of nut. They had no idea what I was talking about.

So I went upstairs and looked in our unit and, sure enough, everything was fine. We walked around the building to unit 1 and found that unit 2 was above them.

Stupid Joe had called and threatened the WRONG OWNER.

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