I’ve lived in a small, stale and musty rental property for the last six months. Sounds gross right? That’s because it is. The reason my house has a disgusting and lingering stale smell is because I’ve been unable to open the windows since I moved in. I’ve been complaining to my landlord and my real estate agent for the last six months, but unfortunately nothing has been done. The smell has started seeping into my clothes and skin, and now I’m self conscious that people can smell it when I’m out of the house. Needless to say, no one has ever visited my home.
I’ve decided to take matters into my own hands and hire someone to do sash window replacements on every window in my house. I can’t take it anymore, and my landlord clearly isn’t doing anything about it. It has to be some sort of health and safety issue not being able to open the windows. Humans need fresh air. I’m going to get it done and then mail the bill to the landlord myself. I’ve had enough of this.
You know what, whilst I’m at it I’m going to get some more renovations done. My landlord has the legal responsibility to make sure my home is livable, and there are a lot of things that need fixing aside from the obvious window issue. My front door has always been difficult to open, so I’m going take it up on my self to call a door replacement specialist. Melbourne renters have a lot of rights, so I have no doubt I’ll be able to get this all done and not be out of pocket afterwards. This should help remove the stale smell in my house as well because I’ll be able to keep my front door open whenever I’m home.
I’m really looking forward to having fresh air in my house for the first time since I moved. It really is a luxury that no one should miss out on.