Help getting out of a lease

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I have a wolf spider infestation. I have recieved numerous spider bites and they are everywhere even in my bed! The problem has been going on since the begining of September. I have attempted to contact my landlord on numerous occassions. I was finally able to reach someone the begining of last week. They agreed to come out and spray and even had me leave work to put my dog in her crate so she didn’t get into the spray. They never showed up, never called, and are refusing to return my phone calls. I also have numerous maintenance issues including a storage shed in the back of the house that is still filled with trash and junk from the previous tenant. They agreed to clean that out, fixed warped boards on my deck and install weather stripping on the doors where it had fallen off the day I signed my lease. None of this has been done and I’ve lived there since Aug. 1. I understand that maintenance issues are not cause for lease termination but the safety hazzard with the wolf spiders must be. What can I do? I want out!

Edited on: Monday, October 26th, 2009 1:52 pm

3 Responses to “Help getting out of a lease”

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May 11th, 2011 12:44 pm

You can just simply file a complaint. Well of course talking to your landlord seems to be the best remedy but in the absence of that you might want to take the next option you got. RPA agents can give more help.


May 11th, 2011 12:45 pm

By the way, here’s where you can file the complaint: good luck!.


June 20th, 2011 10:59 am

Sorry but it’s not the wolf spiders that are biting you. They eat other bugs, not us.

I suggest you buy some spray and treat the problem yourself. Spiders, unlike other critters like roaches or ants, do not groom themselves, therefore you have to spray them directly to kill them. You can also get a sticky paper they can’t walk across to catch them.

Sounds like you need to put IN WRITING your issues to you landlord. Also, have you read your lease? Pest control might be your problem, it depends on your lease and your state laws.

Perhaps you can buy your way out of your lease. A lease is a legally binding contract for both of you.


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