Question

Bad landlord, doesn't want to fix anything. How can i get him to fix things w/o me being evicted?

My landlord only collects the rent and doesn't want to fix, repair or replace anything that needs it. How can I get him to do the repairs without me being evicted. And without him raising my rent!
there is no board for me to talk to, and i can not move right now.cause, i cant afford it. and moving right now would causze a sensory over-load for my sons.

6 years ago - 6 answers

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Call You local housing department ( authority ) and complain ... from what i know it is illegal for him to collect rent if your place is having problems, at least not all of it, never mind eviction or raising the rent. Just make sure whatever needs to be fixed is his responsibility, and let the housing department know how log it been happening, they can help.
Good Luck

6 years ago

Other Answers

GET A LAWYER TO TELL HIM TO FIX THE STUFF THAT NEEDS TO BE FIXED OR MOVE OUT IF YOU CAN

by BILL S - 6 years ago

If he's that bad, you should think about moving. Otherwise, you'll continue to have problems.

by newjerseyguy - 6 years ago

Landlords are liable to repair anything that may cause a safety risk to you and asking him to fix it CAN'T get you evicted because it is a very hard thing to do. He has to appeal to a board of housing people (a government board) to have you evicted and has to have due cause.....and demanding safety is NOT due cause....You can appeal to you government board that he is not fulfiulling the terms of your contract and in most cases, you won't have to pay rent until he does it.......if that doesn't work....just threaten to cancel your rent checks until he takes care of certain things....

by Jamie M - 6 years ago

I'd move....one of the worst things to have to do is hunt up a new tenant...or you could call one of those consumer help agencies, that will expose the person on tv.

by justagorilla - 6 years ago

Have you thought of doing some repairs yourself? I am a landlord, and I respect tenants who do a few things themselves.

by John A - 6 years ago