how to get things fixed

By Lori

My husband and I have rented this house for over a year now and the roof leaks very badly. It needs replaced and the landlord hasn’t fixed it yet. What can we do. We pay 900.00 a month and would like to live without buckets and pans sitting all over the place.

Edited on: Sunday, February 16th, 2014 10:09 pm

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Renter With Issues

October 13th, 2011 3:19 am

Go to your bank open up an escrow account and deposit your rent on the 1st of every month. Write a letter to the landlord and have it go certified mail that way you get a signed slip back that he received it. Explain to him to please fix the roof, include pictures if you can of the damage. Do not mention to him the rent is in escrow, simply state he will recieve his rent once the damages are fixed.
the purpose of the escrow account is to show a judge if it came down to it that you have been paying your rent but as a renter too you have the right to live in a home that is free of buckets, water damage and now possible mold.

Hope this helps. I know this is the law in NH so you may want to check in with a real estate lawyer to see if its the same for where you live. Good Luck


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