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Re: Landlord refuses to repair hole in floor

Posted by jabet on January 09, 2000 at 21:33:29:

In Reply to: Re: Landlord refuses to repair hole in floor posted by richard on January 08, 2000 at 12:12:27:

: Well you called the health dept, call the buildings dept....if that
: doesnt work to for him to fix could take him to court... and
: ask a judge to order him to fix it....

: thas the best way.because if you withold rent a lot of hokey judges
: from small towns as yours will say its the LL property and he can do
: what he wants with it you have NO LEASE.....

: Having a valid lease at all times will always entitle you to more
: rights and leverage to get things like this taken care of....

: So you will learn from this NEVER live without a lease, AND NEVER lose
: your copy of a safe deposit box...

: Guess you will have to move...but it shouldnd cost you that much you
: have friends, trucks station wagons, and you can move stuff
: everyday..then get 6 or 8 of your friends and all the big stuff can
: easily be moved in ONE day.

: thats the best advice, you kids shouldn't have to live in filth and
: with a jerk for a landlord....gotta really tighten the finances.. you
: probably spent a lot on Christmas presents for everyone RIGHT?....think
: how much money you would have TODAY if you saved it to put as a
: deposit on a new you probably had enough cash, some
: overtime and a low balance on your credit cards..... but you chose to
: waste it on christmas

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: : I live in Lafayette, IN. We rent a duplex, $450./month ($200. dep) for 4 years, the last 3 w/out a lease. We were the 1st renters since the building was remodelled. TWO days after moving in, we told the owner there was a leak in the toilet/shower.(no bath). I have made numerous attempts to "repair" it myself, repainted the walls,replaced the tiles 3 times. The mold, mildew, and smell has gotten so bad, I finally removed the tiles and keep a heater on the floor to help keep it dry. There is now a HOLE in the floor the size of a b

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