Don't know landlord-tenant law in Missouri, but in all states, the landlord has the fiduciary duty to maintain the premises in livable & safe condition. Not being able to get gas clearly breaches this. The tenants should put their concerns/complaints in writing and mail it certified to the landlord. Check your states landlord-tenant law, and give the landlord the apprpriate written notice that you will be breaking your lease. In the meantime, look for a more suitable place to live. If landlord doesn't return your security deposit once you leave, then sue the pants off him! Try this web page: www.ago.mo.gov/publications/landlordtenant.htm
by ModelBehavior - 11 hours ago
I would file a claim in the small claims court.... they are not responsible for those damages and without gas that is unlivable. In the claim they need to have all the dates and the agreements and I would try to get a statement from the gas company regarding the notification of the landlord AND that the repair is needed in order for gas to be turned on. That is crap! I am a property manager I've never heard of someone doing that to someone else!
by lindsaytejeda - 11 hours ago
You could fix it,give like a $10,000.00 bill,take it off the rent for the next 2 yrs stay for free.**** the slumlord
by bear8357 - 11 hours ago
They need to call the state housing authority. In no state is it the tennant's responsibility to repair existing damage to the property. They need to sue him for their first month's rent and deposit via small claims court.
by mom2babycolin - 11 hours ago
take him to court or do the repairs and then remove it from the rent
by ML - 11 hours ago
Only way out of this is to call a Lawyer. Also check around for a Renters Advocate, maybe even with teh Government.
by Marvinator - 11 hours ago
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