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Re: Landlord refuses to repair hole in floor

Posted by richard on January 08, 2000 at 12:12:27:

In Reply to: Landlord refuses to repair hole in floor posted by Janet on January 08, 2000 at 02:13:07:

Well you called the health dept, call the buildings dept....if that
doesnt work to for him to fix could take him to court... and
ask a judge to order him to fix it....

thas the best way.because if you withold rent a lot of hokey judges
from small towns as yours will say its the LL property and he can do
what he wants with it you have NO LEASE.....

Having a valid lease at all times will always entitle you to more
rights and leverage to get things like this taken care of....

So you will learn from this NEVER live without a lease, AND NEVER lose
your copy of a safe deposit box...

Guess you will have to move...but it shouldnd cost you that much you
have friends, trucks station wagons, and you can move stuff
everyday..then get 6 or 8 of your friends and all the big stuff can
easily be moved in ONE day.

thats the best advice, you kids shouldn't have to live in filth and
with a jerk for a landlord....gotta really tighten the finances.. you
probably spent a lot on Christmas presents for everyone RIGHT?....think
how much money you would have TODAY if you saved it to put as a
deposit on a new you probably had enough cash, some
overtime and a low balance on your credit cards..... but you chose to
waste it on christmas

: I live in Lafayette, IN. We rent a duplex, $450./month ($200. dep) for 4 years, the last 3 w/out a lease. We were the 1st renters since the building was remodelled. TWO days after moving in, we told the owner there was a leak in the toilet/shower.(no bath). I have made numerous attempts to "repair" it myself, repainted the walls,replaced the tiles 3 times. The mold, mildew, and smell has gotten so bad, I finally removed the tiles and keep a heater on the floor to help keep it dry. There is now a HOLE in the floor the size of a beach ball, and mushrooms growing behind the toilet. I called the Health department, in retaliation, he rented the other side to a group of young boys-- aspiring musicians and he told me to "eat" the mushrooms.
: Our rent has never, in 4 years been late. I've called him once to unclog our toilet. All other repairs I have done myself. I have 2 small children (3 and 5) I ca not afford the $1000-$1500. it would cost to move. His only response is that he is "sorry he ever bought this property, and he just doesn't care." Please tell me what I can do......


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