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leak in our roof and the landlord has taken....

over a week to do anything! they had someone come and patch up the outside with just one match thing. It leaked so badly that my son cant sleep in his room because it soaked his carpet and smells terrible, and you can see orange like stains from the mildew or whatever. Theres other damages to the house such as the wall is soft where it was leaking. They told us that they probably wont replace the carpet! We dont know what to do really. Lease is up in july, think we should start looking for a new place? What would you do?! im so frustrated!!!

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masonsmommy921

Asked by masonsmommy921 at 9:39 PM on May. 23, 2009 in Just for Fun

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  • I would look for a new place! That's crazy!
    BoysRuleMyHome

    Answer by BoysRuleMyHome at 9:43 PM on May. 23, 2009

  • You definitely need to find a new apartment. You should also contact the board of health regarding the mold. and contact your local city hall and find out if there is a renters' rights office that can help you.
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 9:43 PM on May. 23, 2009

  • get out before you get sick!!!
    JessieK79

    Answer by JessieK79 at 9:43 PM on May. 23, 2009

  • Well i would call your landload again and tell him that you want it fix in 48 hours and if he chooses not to have someone fix it the way it should be fixed then find out what your states rental rights are and also call legal aid and explain what has happened and hold your rent or you can also find someone you hire to fix it and when you pay your rent bring or send a copy of the bill with the diffrerece that it cost to get it fixed. Make sure you keep a copy of the bill also if you pay out of pocket for anything that your landload didn't fix. Your child should not be affected by this and he is being affected by this completely. Good luck with this.
    raemommy

    Answer by raemommy at 9:50 PM on May. 23, 2009

  • You should call a professional to get it fixed and have it billed to the landlord. You also need to call the health department (safety regulations for lessees). I would definitely begin to look for another place to live. There is a clause in my lease (that is in most standard leases) that says you may break the lease and not owe any thing if the landlord does not attempt to fix damages not created by you. And unless you made it rain and made the roof leak (which you didn't) then you are free to move ASAP and I recommend you do!
    srhmldndo

    Answer by srhmldndo at 10:20 PM on May. 23, 2009

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