Thursday, December 25, 2008

Free Tree Recycling in Austin

Tree recycling tends to be more helpful for apartments since we don't have curbside pick up for most of us

Trees will be chipped into mulch that residents can take at no charge.

The recycling will take place Monday, Dec. 29 – Saturday, Jan. 10 at two locations:

Austin Community Landfill
9900 Giles Road
Located at the intersection of Giles Road and Highway 290 East in Northeast Travis County
Monday – Friday: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Sunday: closed

Williamson County Landfill
Located on the west side of 1660, between Highway 79 and Highway 29
Monday – Friday: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday: 7 a.m. – noon
Sunday: closed

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Saturday, December 20, 2008

Getting Landlords to fix your Austin Apartment

A woman, in Mission Hills apartment, claims she has a severe rat problem and the management isn't doing enough to fix it.

You can read about the story here (video too), but that won't be the focus of the post.

If you aren't getting the response you think you deserve on an issue in your apartment there are some steps you can take to help move things along.

1. If you have an issue that threatens your health or safety, give management a written request for repairs. Use this form from the Austin Tenants Council as a guide

2. Be sure to keep a copy of the letter and send it by certified mail (e-mail is not proper notice under the Texas Property Code).

3. Call Austin Tenants’ Council’s telephone counseling line at (512)474-1961 if you still don't get the action you are looking for.

What else have you done to get a lazy landlord's attention?

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Robertson Hill apartments are sold

An unnamed investor bought the Robertson Hill Apartments, a new 290-unit apartment complex at 9th and I35.

The complex has been developed by Martin Fein Interests. Robertson Hill has been part of the increase in construction of residential buildings in East Austin in recent memory.

Hal Holiday and David Aaronson of Houston-based Live Oak Capital brokered the sale on behalf of the owner, Robertson Hill Apartments LP.

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- Ignore spelling error in the title.