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What do I do?

Our landlord is a slumlord. He refuses to do any upkeep on the house. He has known about the roach problem since before we moved in. We have had mice. The house is disgusting. It is so sad that we can't afford to move. The thing is he is threatening to throw us out because we are late on our rent. How can he refuse to do anything on this place?


Asked by sweetpea532 at 2:32 PM on Oct. 14, 2009 in Just for Fun

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  • Ahhh sounds like a major asshole!

    Do you have little ones? He should of had the roach and mice problem taken
    care of immediately. Report him!

    Answer by kerri- at 2:34 PM on Oct. 14, 2009

  • how much is your rent?

    Answer by ria7 at 2:34 PM on Oct. 14, 2009

  • Actually REGARDLESS of little ones or not it should of been taken care of!

    Answer by kerri- at 2:35 PM on Oct. 14, 2009

  • He doesn't have to do anything if you don't pay your rent. Go out and buy some D-Con and set it out. I get so sick of tenants ranting and raving, but then fail to pay the rent.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:40 PM on Oct. 14, 2009

  • there are things that landlords have to do, but it does depend on your state. unfortunately in arkansas theres no slumlord laws. i'd call the housing authority in your state and check it out.

    Answer by AmandaN1 at 2:47 PM on Oct. 14, 2009

  • You have rights as a renter. He cant just throw you out. He has rented you the property and basically it is "yours" but under a lease. He cant have cops throw you out. He has appropriate avenuses to take because, again, you have rights. You can contact someone in your local area, not sure who, but call around and find out some information about renters rights or google it. Document anything and date it.

    Answer by 3gigglemonsters at 2:48 PM on Oct. 14, 2009

  • Contact your local renters' rights office.

    Answer by rkoloms at 2:49 PM on Oct. 14, 2009

  • Anon 2:40: We have been here going on three years so obviously we pay our rent. It has gotten to the point where we are sick of living in squalor and have him tell us the problems in this place are just that problems and we need to deal with them ourselves. Everything from the sewer backing up into our basement. We had to live with human waste in our basement for a week. He wanted to see if the water would go back down. To my dh catching almost a dozen mice last winter alone. We live with roaches. He knows and has known about them. He refuses to pay to get rid of them. He says that we brought them because we shop at grocery stores.
    Also that roaches will never go away and we should just deal. Oh and Dicon is so safe with kids. Why don't you stick some up your ass you uptight bitch.

    Answer by sweetpea532 at 4:25 PM on Oct. 14, 2009

  • You have let you kids live in those conditions for 3 YEARS? You are lucky that child service has not been called on your ass!  First of all, check you lease and see what it says about maintenance. After that, make a call or 2 to figure out who you need to talk to about this. Has it ever occurred to you that since you didn't know who to call, that your local police station would have an idea? After all, they are only there to "serve and protect." Call me an uptight bitch, but I would rather be that then a stupid ignorant one who lets my children live in shit and have nasty disease infested roaches crawling all over them all night.  


    Answer by Anonymous at 9:52 PM on Oct. 14, 2009