Posted by John E. Marre on March 19, 1999 at 00:37:44:
In Reply to: Breaking a lease because of landlord neglect since moving into the apt. posted by Bernice on March 16, 1999 at 11:55:59:
Court Experience here:
Definitely take your case back to the courts. Take photos! As many photos as you possibly can, of any and all damages.
Specify that the apartment is not "As Was" when you signed the lease. Your previous court appearances surely will bear some weight in your favor.
You will, most likely, get an abatement on rent. Doubtful that you'll get away paying nothing. It's the fact that you were provided shelter... poor as it may be, you weren't living on the streets.
Best venue is to have the court decide in the matter of granting you the right to break the lease without any furter "hauntings" by the "bastard" (pardon the vernacular) land"lord" (a term which REALLY needs to be changed, quickly).
Usually, the more proof of poor conditions you can present, the better your case will be.
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