Cityland The Manila Residences Condo For Rent
Just recently, I rented a condo unit at The Cityland Manila Residences. I then started moving my stuff to my new place. Today, I found out that someone has gone into my new condo unit, turned on the lights, and opened the windows.
Believe me, someone else tinkered with these switches.
The window was open – not my doing, either.
I freaked out. I immediately reported everything to the agent who rented the condo unit to me (the agency’s office was located on the first floor of the The Cityland Manila Residences Building). They then patched me to their boss, who told me that perhaps the original owner of the unit hired other agents to help rent out the place and gave duplicates to them.
I flipped even more. They knew this, and they didn’t do anything? Whether or not the agent was involved in giving someone else copies of my keys, they should have secured my unit first before they rented it to me. The agent then assured me that he would make sure a double lock was instantly secured for my safety. He even said he would choose the best double lock for me.
I reported the incident to the guards of The Cityland Manila Residences. First, I reported the incident to the guard stationed at the lobby. Next, I reported the incident to the guard by the entrance. I thought both guards would log my complaint – but hey, let’s save the juicy details for later.
I went to the mall to schedule the delivery of my new bed for Saturday. Given how things were going, I was having doubts about staying there tonight, so I decided that perhaps it was best if I had my new bed delivered a few days from now. On my way back, the agent and even the handyman kept texting me, bugging me as to what time I will come back! They were telling me they lived far so they wanted to go home early.
I told their boss that his agents should stop bugging me. If it was inconvenient for them, it was much more inconvenient for me. The boss said the handyman wanted to go home early because his wife left him and he wanted to make amends.
Okay, I know the handyman should probably go home early, but is it my responsibility to rush all the way back? We have discussed earlier that we would all meet up at my unit at a given time, so I made plans before that time came. And honestly, given the entire my-home-has-been-trespassed-into situation, shouldn’t they be making amends instead of making demands?
When I came back to my unit, the boss of the agency wanted to oversee the installation of my new lock. After it was installed, he suddenly handed me the receipt of the double lock, asking for payment. Oh, and he also told me he would be coming back on Saturday to charge me for labor "which, by the way, is an additional P350,” he added.
He then asked me why I didn’t report anything to the guards. He said he asked the guards downstairs and they didn’t log any complaint. What on earth –?!
Okay. Should I start looking for a new place? What do you think?