Leasing a house in Las Vegas is ten times more difficult than anywhere I have ever lived. The property owners do not put in much effort in upkeep of the rental properties here for obvious reasons. However, some of these homes are worth $400k and up and they still do not maintain them well. Things like heat pumps break because the renter is responsible for the service fee for the warranty of the owner and the owner does not have them serviced between tenants. Thus making the owner able to blame shift onto another company because he is their customer, renters pay just for the service(we are not the actual customer to third-party business). Due to most landlords living out-of-state and owning multiple rental properties, they have businesses/people who maintain the properties for them. Thus, they have the ability to blame shift as they choose.
The catch of it all is most people hate moving. I would rather live in a maintained house and ocd clean it for the whole lease period so I feel like I have security and a home. Unfortunately, Xiaowei Xia(aka Winston Xia) has been one of those out-of-state landlords. Due to all the problems with maintenance and the condition of the property on move in I have to recommend everyone to stay very far away from Xiaowei Xia(aka Winston Xia) from California.
The biggest catch is the way he claimed his last tenant was a 18 year old stripper, when we very first viewed the house and there were cigarette or blunt ashes on the wet bar. Thank god he had no clue what I used to do otherwise he may have discriminated against me too! And the sad part is it is cheaper to move than it is to take your landlord to court so they have a corner on the market. This is what made me start writing: the irony of “fancy” people not being held accountable for their actions/responsibilities.
Beware Vegas! There are property owners and landlords out there like Winston Xia(aka Xiaowei Xia) and Liqun Jia.
The pictures used in this post are from April 2016 to now June 7th 2016.