problem with landlord repair

By jen h

my a/c is not working is the landlord responsible for maintaining the unit?

Edited on: Wednesday, April 10th, 2013 11:25 pm

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Tyler

April 11th, 2013 6:47 pm

Spoke with someone yesterday and the attorney that they recommended does not handle tenant/landlord cases.


problem with landlord repair

By Amy

I have live here in this complex for 10yrs. I am about to sign another year lease. I have just ask them about replacing my carpet. I did have a dog that tore the carpet up at the door and said wait until he gets more ajusted but, there are stains (not from the dog) and wear and tear and it is over 10 years old. These stains were here when I moved in. Is there a time frame or a legal time that they need to meet to replace the carpet? I know people that have homes that have replaced carpets more then this!!! Do I have a renter option?

Edited on: Wednesday, March 6th, 2013 4:19 pm

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problem with landlord repair

By Traci

 

y sliding glass door has not had a lock on it and the trim on the glass has been broke for months now.  I have complained about it and had several work orders put in for it ad nothing has been done.  I have a big gaping hole where the lock is supposed to be and I was wondering can I not pay rent or can I sue or what should I do?  I will be moving here in the end of October, but have been getting the run around. PLEASE help.  I am lost. 

Edited on: Saturday, October 20th, 2012 9:44 am

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Problem with Landlord Repair

By enjoythesilence


Hi, So to sum up this landlord, when I first moved in the place was not move in ready, as it had Fleas! YaY, it took him 2 visits & dismay of not buying that they were there cause I guess they didn’t go ‘after him’ but I had evidence. He had some crap home remedy & sprayed flea spray himself, but it didn’t work. It took 3 days of irritating bugs before I gave a longwinded communication to the landlord stating that I wanted a professional to come out, as he had previously deferred from that because he claimed he had the same spray but they would charge more & would want to come out regularly…. the professional cleared it in one hit. That all happened Sept 24th the notice went out & another email for a request for a professional went out on Oct 3rd & by th 4th a pro came out and by the next day the problem was solved. I recently found out, & I wounder because this leads to the problem at hand, he told me & I’m not sure if he ‘meant to tell me, but I think he’s trying to cut deep costs due to this Solar Panel purchase that he made for his own home. He mentioned it costs him 30,000 & so he’s got expenses to cover. But this should not be a problem I should be included in, that is his problem. Which brings me to the problem at hand keeping that in mind…. here’s what is happening. Oct 14th & 15th I contacted him to give him details of a possible rat/mouse/raccoon problem in what sounded like the attic. He scheduled for a helper to come out on Oct Tues 18th, but he didn’t have a ladder (main job was pest in the ceiling & you don’t bring a ladder, nor coveralls… REALLY??) So they scheduled to do the actual work on Oct Sat 22nd. Meanwhile, all this time I’m stuck crashing in my livingroom couch due to the noise & barely getting any sleep. The noise goes away after he treats that, but comes back Oct 22nd. This time prevalent in the wall, so the landlord comes over that same day. It turns out it seems it is a hole in the side of the house just below one of the windows of the 2nd floor & appears there is a birds nest. He removes the nest & proceeds to go downstairs & rummage through the trash for a plastic mattress wrapping to plug up the whole. I asked him (as I thought this was not normal) ummm, that’s temporary… you’re going to block the hole or relplace the shingle? He said yes, but agaun added that there are a couple shingles that need to be replaced & some that just need to be repainted but that the shingles are very expensive. Well, now it’s Oct 25th & again in the early morning hours I sent the landlord another email telling him the bird is picking at the stuffing he set out & it’s loud & I’m moving back to the living room for sleep. & by morning I was letting him know the bird was back in there. Is there any rights I have?? Is it possible for me to threaten legal action after all, with the fact of my backup for unresolved pest control, the fact that the rental was not even heathly move in condition in the first place with the fleas?? Can I legally hire pest control myself & write off the cost from my rent, since he not doing anything? Pest control out here will locate any animals & remove them as well as locate any entry points & seal them off… which is way more than he has done. My major concern & I have said this to him, is that I’m not getting enough sleep & it’s causing me to come into work late & on top of that, I am epileptic (seizure disorder) that mine are specifically induced by lack of sleep & stress. I don’t know if I should throw this at him. Medical conditions are always iffy, but this is a concern for me. If I’m tired & I get startled in the middle of the night & have to get up or my mind starts to race… it’s not a good sign. I need my sleep, my work is starting to get really heavy working hours right now which means more stress & if I’m not getting enough sleep because my landlord is slacking off cause he has to save his money… it not fair to me & also is becoming hazardous to my health now. I’ve actually had to take my emergency pills to prevent possible seizure symptoms 2x now as a precaution. Can someone let me know what I can do, I’m not trying to cause trouble, I like this place, just this unfortunate incident & the landlord skimping on fixing it is making ‘ME’ out to be the annoying nuisance tenant when I really feel like he’s being the bad tenant here.

Edited on: Wednesday, October 17th, 2012 9:05 pm

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Problem with landlord repair

By Sally

I live in Iowa, I am a renter. My house is an older split-level home. The lower level is the old garage and now are 2 bedrooms and a bathroom. It is heated with a wall furnace in which hasn’t worked properly for the 2 years I have been renting the house. The heat exchanger is cracked. I bought a space heater to keep warm. I am able to maintain heat at 56-57 degrees F. It’s near the end of December and it’s getting colder. I took it upon myself to apply plastic on all the windows but still feel a draft from the bathroom window. My landlord is very much aware of the furnace and it’s condition but hasn’t done anything about it. What is my rights as a renter? The furnace on the upper level is in working condition but because of the design of the house, it isn’t able to heat the lower level.

Edited on: Monday, September 10th, 2012 12:46 am

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PROBLEM WITH LANDLORD REPAIR!!!

By Cassie

I moved in to my apartment complex may 4th an they chanced my move in date to the 7th so I can go a head an move in then they can fix any thing that they needed.  Which was fine because, I needed a place to stay an I had to lil of time to move my things. I turned in my paper about all the things was wrong…. That said my fernace wasn’t working I have no cover for my thermistat, some of my electrical out lets do not work and dont have covers for them which is verry dangerous because I have a 3 year old lil boy thats verry adventurous. My bath tube dont drain properly an i have a soft spost in my bathroom floor like its about to come through my kitchen, an looks like I have mold… paint pilling from my walls whole an wall an cracks in wall which is not that big off a deal.  my main concern is my air because every night we been there its been way to hot for my son.  I was wondering how do I go about this situation because the only thing I know now to do is to tell them Im not going to pay rent till every thing is fixed because I cant live like this.  

Edited on: Monday, May 28th, 2012 10:10 am

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Anonymous

May 29th, 2012 1:46 am

Well, you can withheld the rent but please contact your landlord, ask him to do the necessary repairs. If he won’t abide, complain him here in RPA.


Problem with landlord repair

By Ricky

It has been 10 days since I reported the growth of mold underneath my kitchen sink to date the landlord has not responded. What action can I take? Can I withhold rent until they make repairs?

Edited on: Friday, May 25th, 2012 3:18 pm

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Is the tenant responsible for paying a $3000 septic tank (pumping) bill?

Edited on: Sunday, April 22nd, 2012 3:10 pm

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Problem with Landlord Repair

By Natalie Kistner

Is it legal for a landlord to write in a lease that they will not be held responsible for any repairs and that the rental property is "as is"? This is exactly what my landlords lease says. It also says that the plumbing is in working order. I noticed the day that I moved in that the bath tub faucet leaks. It’s been 3 weeks and it’s still not fixed. My landlord admitted to knowing about the leak prior to me moving in, even though the lease says that there’s nothing wrong with the plumbing. Is the lease even valid still if there was a known problem that exists and the lease says otherwise?

Edited on: Friday, March 23rd, 2012 1:19 pm

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Jessica

July 12th, 2011 10:17 am

Look at your landlord-tenant law as it varies from state to state. Check out this website, it has it on there. Under state statute 5321.04 Landlord obligations.
http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/5321.04


Problem with Landlord Repair

By Manuel Ribeiro

I still have 4 months left on my lease agreement.
I’ve a huge opening in my roof apartment where all my heat escapes and now I’ve a family of squirls leaving with me, my heating bill is running me about 300/month. I’ve spoke with landlord in October he told me he was going to fix it, however nothing got done, on January 17 2012 I spoke with landlord again and 10 minutes later he was there with a contractor and he said will be fix very soon, however nothing has been done.
I like to move out and break the lease, I can’t effort the heating bill and the squirls inside my walls are a fire hazard, what are my options?
Thanks,
Manuel

Edited on: Wednesday, February 8th, 2012 6:14 am

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Hale

February 23rd, 2012 6:37 pm

You are free to break the lease early as the landlord failed to provide a safe and habitable dwelling. if however you want to stay, you may file a complaint inj RPA for the landlord to fix the hole. You landlord should also pay for the amount you lost due to his negligence.


Problem with Landlord Repair

By Bob

Can I break my year lease after Landlord fails to make major repairs after seven months?

Edited on: Monday, January 9th, 2012 5:50 am

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Problem with landlord repair

By renter

We live at apx. 8,000′, therefore, the ground is frozen & our landlord cannot replace our septic tank. He said we have ~500 gallons worth of waste we can use until Spring/ Summer when he can replace it… he wants us to do laundry @ his home, do not use the dishwasher, do not use the garbage disposal, and take _short_ showers. Do we have a case to terminate our lease early?

Edited on: Friday, December 23rd, 2011 7:12 pm

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problem with landlord repair

By hodan

I AM FIRST TIME RENTER ON THE APARTMENT AND I BEEN HAVE PROBLEM WITH MY LANDLORD BY ASKING HER TO REPAIR A ROOF TOP WITH A LEAKING PROBLEM IN THE BATHROOM  FOR 3 MONTH NOW AND THE PROBLEM IS STILL NOT MIX. SO I HAVE QUESTION WHAT SHOULD I DO 

Edited on: Tuesday, December 13th, 2011 4:43 pm

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Problem with landlord Repair

By Alexis

My landlord reconstruct my roof with just an email to inform me.(I didn’t know this until they starts working on my roof at 7AM!)This construction has already lasted for 4 days and the landload says he cannot predict how many days will it takes to finish it.During these days,dust and trash from the roof keep falling down all day long .And the most important thing is ,it is too too noicy!!!!!!!!!I haven’t sleep for 4 days since I suffers neurasthenia.What should I do?The landload says he will not give any compensation rudely.What should I do?where can I make an complaint?

P.S. In the email notification of my landlord,he said it will last maximum 3 days t for the roof reconstruction.But TODAY is the fourth day now .

Edited on: Monday, October 31st, 2011 3:34 pm

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Problem with Landlord Repair…

By Michelle

My landlord knew that the toilet in the house was running all the time, I made him aware of it 5 months ago, every month my water bill is going higher. I called the city out to check for leaks, and they found nothing on their end! Then I contacted the LL again and told the nothing was found on the citys end, but the toilet was worse, in the meantime my water bill is now $414.00, which usually only runs $ 120-130.00. The LL finally sent out a repair man and he even said it was the toilet that caused the big increase in the water bill.  Is my LL responsible for compensating me for the outragious water bills, due to his neglect on timely repairs?

Edited on: Wednesday, August 17th, 2011 7:47 pm

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problem with landlord repair

By shaili

I have complained about the bed bugs in my apartment to landlords. They are charging me $1200 fro the treatment. Please help me out with this. I cant pay so much of amout for the treatment.

Edited on: Wednesday, August 10th, 2011 5:29 pm

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Problem with Landlord Repair…

By optimus18

I currently rent an apt. in a multifamily unit. I discovered cracks in the walls throughout the apt.,and mold on the ceilings in the bathroom. I informed the problem the mintinence man and the landlord. However the repairs have not been made and the problem is getting bigger. Is the landlod at fault for this? Can I sue him for negligence?

-Optimus18

Edited on: Friday, July 8th, 2011 4:26 pm

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Problem with landlord repair

By Matthew

We recently moved into a home (09/01/2010) and now the garbage disposal is not working properly, the sinks don’t drain right and the

water softener is not working.  The landlord said that we must have done something to this stuff because they fixed these problems

when the previous renters were living there.  How do you get the landlord to pay for this?  We can’t afford to fix it.  Can we withhold

it from the rent if we do pay for the repairs?  We live in Sterling Colorado.  There is also an attached garage still full of the landlords junk

and they don’t seem to be in a hurry to get it out.  Shouldn’t we be able to pay less rent until we get to use the garage????

 

Edited on: Wednesday, May 11th, 2011 10:09 pm

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Shavonte

September 20th, 2010 1:51 pm

Im going through something like this myself. I live in missouri tho. I know here we have to notigy the landlord in writting of the problem if they dont fix it we can legally withhold up to half of the months rent. Go to ask.com… type in your question and be sure to put the state u live in and it will tell u what u can do regarding repairs. As far as the garage if it says in your lease that u are renting the property and the landlord did not state that the garage was EXCLUDED from that again u have to notify him in writting that the garage was part of the property that u signed the lease for. Also state in the letter that if the garage isn’t included then u need a rent deduction as well as a refund for the months u have paid full rent without access to the garage. All the letters that u send to the landlord be sure to send them certified so that he or she have to sign for them.


problem with landlord repair

By Jennifer leighton

 our manager wont get a repair done in our apartment and it needs done. before a fire.  she is also telling us that we cant have food.

Edited on: Monday, April 18th, 2011 10:27 am

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Problem with landlord repair

By Lauren

We are renting an apartment in Littleton, CO and we havent had any hot water in two days now. We have told the landlord about this and he said yesterday he would get a plumber out the next day. (They do have 24/hr plumbers so I dont know why he wouldnt call one out that night. So the next day he said somebody came to fix it but we still dont have hot water. We told him and he said he would get us vouchers to go shower at a rec-center and that he will get someone out again tomorrw. What are my rights? Is he legally supposed to get us a hotel?

Edited on: Thursday, February 17th, 2011 6:26 pm

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Problem with Landlord REpair

By Janette

I had a leak in my bathroom behind my toliet. Maintnenance came and cut the wall open between myself and the tenant next store. first they told me that it was because the guy above me over filled his bathrub and they were going to seal it up. Well it started leaking really bad so they sent two more maintenance people over. Then they had two companies come out and bid on fixing it. They came in and cut the hole all the way up to the ceiling and into the ceiling where the plumbing problem was. No one covered the hole and so the only thing between myself and the neighbot next door was fiber glass half way up then the rest was open to their bathroom. My roomamte could see into their bathroom as I am sure they could see into ours. I hae IBS, I am on disability and my health is not good to begin with. I called the office numerous times but no one came to fix it. I stopped eating because everytime I went to use my bathroom it thier light was on I knew they would here me. It is very emabaraasing to have IBs. AFter a week of pleading for someone to at least put up a temporay privacy wall, and calling and crying no one came. The next Monday I was hysterical and asked to speak to the propeeryt manager., She said she had maintenance in her office and they told her there was nothing they could do. they had nothing to put over the hold while they decided on what bid they were going to take from an outside contractor. I told her I had flatten cardboard boxes from my move and send someone over with a hammer and nails. With the maintenenace superviosr showed up and I was crying, he said that is was unacceptable for the landlord to leave me in unliveable conditions. He told me they broke the law by not protecting my privacy as I pay my rent on time.

Right after that happend I had a flood under my sink in the bathroom. I called and told the office girl Kelly that I needed maintenance right away. She asked me to go see where the leak was coming from. When I did I cut my hand open and couldn’t stop the bleeding. When maintenance showed up and saw me with blood all over me he told me it was never my place to begin with to inviestigate the problem. He was able to replace the damaged part.

All I have asked is that the landlord release me from lease so I can go home to be with family. My docotr told me If I don’t find someone to live with to take care of me now she is going to hospitalize me against my will. The management (the woman) was smiling at me as I was crying. I asked her if she thought this was funny. I asked her if anyone in the room would want a wall open to the neighbor next store when they are tryng to use the bathroom. If I was in my bathroom and using my toliet, if the light came on in my neighbors apartment, I would turn my light off and leave my bathroom. I stopped eatting over it and now weigh 98 pounds. I have lost 6 dress sizes due to the stress of living here. 

   

  

Edited on: Sunday, February 6th, 2011 1:27 pm

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problem with landlord repair

By Jesse

I have asked my apartment office multiple times in the last past 3 or so months to get my bathtub resurfaced and they have not done so.. Can they do this or are my rights being violated as a renter?

Edited on: Thursday, September 30th, 2010 5:55 pm

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