House Keeps Flooding Every Time it Rains

By Downes

We moved into our rental in November 2012- Since then the house has flooded 4 times – over 2 1/2 inches deep in water on average.  If we do not pump the water out of the house it would still be in the house!

The landlord is out of state and is slow to respond.  It took the 2nd flood for the landlord to act, they dug a drainage mote around the house  The 3rd and 4th flood, the landlord sent out the company who dug the drainage mote.  They dug up the front yard about a 1/2 inch deep and then left a week ago without repairing or assising with the flood issue.  We now have mold, what are the tenants rights in this case.  We do not want our personal items replaced, we just want out of the lease.  Please advise.

Edited on: Thursday, December 19th, 2013 8:12 pm

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