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RE: [vox] [OT] renters question - "snooping" landlord
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RE: [vox] [OT] renters question - "snooping" landlord

Maybe something here on landlord, but IIRC they have to give 24 hour notice
period.  you reside in the property and you have a resonable expectation of
privacy in the backyard as well.  As long as they give notice properly, then
they can do it, but just stopping by won't cut it.  Call your local city
hall, I suspect Davis is more rententive about this issue and they should be
able to direct you to some resources as well.

Also, when you pop open the demarc box, the the cable you test in is
generally the actual connection to the house.  When you test this and still
find static, mention this fact explicitly to SBCBell.  Also, get the time,
name and contents of ALL conversations with anyone over thematter and the
ticket number.  Record them in a notebook and carry it around until the issue
is resolved.  It bothers them when you do that.  

Other tip:  If they keep saying 'Not my dept's issue" and they want to
transfer you, ask for a 'warm' handoff based on run-around issues in the
past.  You'll be on hold longer, but THEY have to find someone who'll take
the issue.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mike Simons [mailto:msimons@moria.simons-clan.com]
> Sent: Monday, April 07, 2003 2:30 PM
> To: vox@lists.lugod.org
> Subject: Re: [vox] [OT] renters question - "snooping" landlord
> On Mon, Apr 07, 2003 at 01:51:49PM -0700, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> > i believe he might have screwed up our phone while on the 
> roof cutting
> > branches.  our phone has an incredible amount of 
> intermittent static.
> > i'm reluctant to call the phone company.  on one hand, we 
> never had this
> > problem before.  on the other hand, if the phone company 
> doesn't find a
> > problem, they penalize you with a $50 fine if the problem 
> exists between
> > the cable pair and your phone.   i'm not sure what to do.  
> Pete,
>   There should be a box attached to the side of your house where the
> phone line attaches to and then enters your house.  Normally they are 
> a grey color.  I think they are called the 'D-Mark'.  
> Anyway... open it
> up and there should be a phone jack available inside.  Connect a phone
> up to it and check for static.  If there is static, then it 
> is a PacBell 
> problem... bother them.
>     TTFN,
>       Mike
> ps:
>   you can normally disconnect the house wiring from the d-mark box
> just to be sure it's nothing inside the house.
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