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Deposit and brown recluse spiders

Posted by Jane Fuller on March 11, 1997 at 14:40:52:

I moved into my first apartment in Nov. 1995 and signed a 6 month lease.
I decided to move out in March because of a problem with brown recluse spiders.
The previous tenants dropped by to inform me of the same problem they had with the spiders.
In so many words, they explained that while living in the apartment, it was infested
with these spiders. Because of this, they were asked by the same landlord to move out.
Anyways, to make a long story short, I did not know about the spiders before I signed the lease
and the landlord did not make me aware of it either. After giving him 3 weeks notice, I moved out.
He refused to return the $200.00 deposit because I broke the 6 month lease.
Even though I had suffered from bloody noses and nauseousness (from the pest
control's spraying at the expense of the landlord), it still did not matter.
I have written to several legal agencies in Kentucky and am awaiting their responses.
What are my rights? Is this fair?

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