No insulation in a drafty leaky house


We moved in the home in Feb 2010 and the roof leaked when we moved in. The lanlord said he would get it repaired. He put tar on the roof after the summer started. Four months after we moved in. this did not fix the leaks. He got insurance company to see if the roof was covered under insurance to be replaced. This was six months after we moved in. My utility bills ranged from $350.00 to $385.00 per month for the entire eight months. The hot water heater was also leaking the entire time and we did not know it until it almost flooded the basement. In November the light bill dropped because the landlord replaced the water heater. It dropped almost $200.00. It started getting cold and the light bill went back up to over $200.00. The heating and air man looked in the attic and said the insulation was not up to code and my light bill would be higher in the winter than in the summer. Paying $850.00 a month in rent with $300.00+ light bills is breaking the bank. Is there anything that can be done to force the landlord to make the repairs the house needs?

Edited on: Friday, December 10th, 2010 11:51 am

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