Unsanitary Living Conditions


I live in Skokie, Illinois and recently bedbugs started to invest my apartment. I informed my landlord’s on multiple occasions when it first started. They however decided not to do anything to correct the problem. I made an attempt to correct the problem myself that ended up being unsuccessful. My roommates and I also had to dispose of our mattresses because of the infestation. Because of this, I haven’t been able to occupy the apartment for almost 2 Months now. Along with the bug problem there is a growing mold issue in the basement where my roommates and I wash laundry. This problem is worsened by the fact that my roommate and I are both asthmatic with an allergy to mold. Does anybody know what rights I may have in regards to refusing payment of rent? Or seeking compensation for property lose?

Edited on: Saturday, September 13th, 2014 5:26 pm

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