Posted by me on October 07, 2001 at 16:59:43:
In Reply to: leaking roof posted by darkchild on October 06, 2001 at 06:36:32:
You don't say where.
Yes, if the LANDLORD HAS BEEN NOTIFIED, and does nothing, you can pack up and leave. I assume you've notified promptly and urgently by cerified mail. A condition like that, constant water coming in when it rains, is ample reason to break the lease. After all, you are not getting--literally--a roof over your head!
But be sure to document the condition in case he sues. Your defense is an uninhabitable apartment. Also I think the law views conditions like this as "constructive eviction" (am not a lawyer so check with someone else on that).
Also document the damage. He may be liable.
: I have 6 mths remaining on a lease in an apt. with 12 units. My roof is leaking terribly..there is conciderable water damage, can I legally get out of my lease?
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