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Can someone please tell me what to do when the owner of the property lives out of state and the broker in charge is ALWAYS unreachable!!!!!

There are issues with the house I am renting and I can never get a hold of anyone!!!! I have tried via the phone, email, and registered letter. They don't answer the phone and their voice mail is full. They do not respond to emails, and the registered letters come back!!!!!
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Send a reg mail asking them to fix what you needed fix. If they don't response within in 10 days or so. Call a lic contractor have the property fix and reduce the rent by what you spent. Keep before and after pics and invoices etc.
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Hi Lorri,

Do you currently live in the property? Where do you send your rent checks? That is probably the best address to send it to if your certified mail is coming back
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I did send it to the same address as I send the rent to. They have no problem accepting the rent but they won't accept anything else :( I am pretty close to walking cause last time there was an issue with the pool pump she hired a cheap guy who took two weeks to repair it, all while the pump ran 24-7. Guess what my electric bill was for one month? Over $600.00!!!!
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Lorri, I like Ishwar's comment, yet it's not always just about being credited for your efforts. Yelp.com is a helpful tool when dealing with professionals like Real Estate Agents / Brokers. The Better Business Bureau is another tool. For the most part, RE Agents are an enigma for many people because so many of them seem to know so little or offer so little information about the properties they broker. I'm a homeowner back east, and I'm preparing to purchase a rental property in central Phoenix. One certain perk I will offer all tenants now and in the future is a very competitive early termination clause that actually favors the Tenant. It's counter-intuitive, I know. Then again, what can Tenants do to negotiate early termination language into Lease Agreements. The RE professionals' former intuitive brilliance with all the 'makeup' and buttoning of lips is what kept us all from complete global financial and economic collaspe? Hardly, that's the business strategy they used to cause it. This is the perfect time for Tenants to begin rolling up their sleeves and doing what they can to ignite Phoenix under the you know what of the greedy slumlords, commercial development prospectors, and those who consider competition within the Phoenix RE market to be little more than a spreadsheet two Agents share over a morning coffee. Nevermind wasting the time of so many among us trying to navitgate throughout the endless shallow and deceptively clever online marketing ploys.
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