My landlord refuses to fix problems in the house we are renting. What are my rights?
You're not going to get rid of mold without major repairs... $5000 or more. Moving out is your best recourse.
by HMMMMMM - 18 hours ago
Some states allow you to make the repairs yourself and deduct the cost from the rent. Other states allow you to withhold the rent until the repairs are made. Go to http://realestate.findlaw.com/tenant to read about your rights in general and then click on the Resources link to get the specifics for your state. As for the mold, call your town's Health Dept. and ask them to send out an inspector. If the mold is bad enough they will condemn the property and you will not be able to live there (and will not be required to pay rent) until its fixed.
by realestatelawyer - 18 hours ago
It will depend on where you are but you can contact your local building inspectors office or health dept. and best of all you need to bring out the building code officer because he must by law in any state keep all property in a certain levl of good repair and safe for his renters or he is a slum lord and that is against the law everywhere
by tattootattooed - 18 hours ago
Depending on what state you live in you can go to court and explain the situation to them. You can actually with hold the rent but it will need to be payed to the court. They will hold the rent from the landlord until the repairs are fixed. Go to them with photographs of the damaged things so they can see whats going on. Also DO NOT withhold the rent on your own your land lord can then evict you. Just do it the legal way and have the courts hold it for them.
by MyName - 18 hours ago
That depends on what state you're in. In California, for isntance, you can make the needed repairs yourself and then deduct the cost of them from your rent. Otherwise, you have a lot of options available to you for a lawsuit. These conditions sound like they're unliveable. Sue his @ss.
by BlueGus - 18 hours ago
you can move. You might be able to fix the problems, yourself. Perhaps even hire someone to do it.
by Uncle John - 18 hours ago
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