I'm getting pretty frustrated with my landlord. Here's a little context:
3 other students and I live in a house, while the landlord, a recent graduate from the same college, lives upstairs in a finished attic.
My feeling is that the landlord isn't being attentive enough to the house. I want to know if I'm off base on this and if I'm not, what I can do about it.
A few months ago my friend (and roommates) doorknob broke, not to mention they all squeaked loudly. The landlord said he'd "look into it." Of course he never did. I ended up fixing it.
One of the rubber stoppers in the toilet broke, making it difficult to flush, and of course he said he'd "get to it when he has time." I ended up repairing it myself.
The light fixture above the kitchen sink failed. I told him, and he said he doesn't know how to replace the bulb. Right, so I bought a bulb and did it myself.
When we moved into the house the railing was ripped off of the wall. Despite repeated requests that it be fixed, it hasn't been.
The freezer isn't cold enough to keep ice cream frozen solid, and it's adjusted to the coldest setting. I confronted him and he told me "to reduce the amount of stuff in there." It's not that full and I feel I should be entitled to a freezer capable of maintaining cold levels such that ice cream can stay frozen.
I understand the landlord prefers to fix things himself for financial reasons, and that he's a busy guy with his job and the army, but my feeling is that it's then his responsibility to hire someone. How should I proceed?