can’t open the windows b/c screens don’t fit

By Tenant

all of the windows in our new house have screens with large gaps. there is one screen that goes up or down but doesn’t seal in either direction. we can’t open the windows because we’re in a very wooded area full of bugs that we’re trying so hard to keep out. 

we let the owners know and they said that they move up or down and weren’t concerned.
now the house is starting to get very stuffy and the air conditioning is recycling our old air over and over. i’m worried about the bad air for our two small children. we’re home just about all day for meals and naps.
aren’t they responsible?

Edited on: Wednesday, May 25th, 2011 11:20 pm

One Response to “can’t open the windows b/c screens don’t fit”

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May 26th, 2011 7:09 am

The landlord is responsible with the problem you have indicated above as they deal with habitability, safety, etc.

First thing to do is to look over at your lease,if you have one. Second,send a landlord a letter stating what needs to be done/repaired and urge him that it be done very soon enough. If he will not comply then file a compliant through RPA.


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