home falling apart around us

By charmedagainn

my roommate and myself have a SERIOUS problem and need HELP FAST…the place we are renting is falling apart and has mold growing on the ceiling in our kitchen..we have called our landlord and has of this date he has yet to call us back..we have a window in our living room that is starting to fall out…there is a hold where the plaster and wooden frame is starting to fall apart (the wood looks like it is either dry rot or has termites )…roommate is on disabilty and we both are low income..this man has no respect for his tenents and we would just like someone to contact us and let us know what and where we could get help

Edited on: Friday, May 20th, 2011 11:08 am

2 Responses to “home falling apart around us”

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May 26th, 2011 2:03 pm

Sue your landlord for the discomfort and annoyance caused by the substandard conditions. Landlords must offer and maintain housing that satisfies basic habitability requirements. As a tenant it’s your right to have the premises, including the surrounding common area, maintained in a safe and clean condition. Your landlord is required to make repairs, upon your request, to make the premises fit for living. He is also required to make repairs once he becomes aware even if you have not requested the specific repair. If he failed to repair something you might call the city or county housing code inspection agency. It’s their job to make sure that landlords obey the local housing code. But when doing this, you might have to wait a long time for a housing inspector to force the landlord to fix. So, it would be nice if you have some way to put pressure on the landlord by yourself.


June 9th, 2011 2:45 am

I totally agree with Pink as its a right of every tenant to get a hygienic place to live,but I would suggest you to have a word with your landlord and force him to to fix it and tell him very clearly that this is the last reminder and we are going to sue you after that.Best Of Luck!!

Lisa_ @rentalsamerica.com


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