I'm having a lot of problems with the place I'm living in and not a single one complaints have even been acknowledged since I moved in 5 months ago. All of them have been for lease violations or other major health issues. I need to get out of this place for the health and safety of my kids but I'm also concerned about my legal requirements.
I moved in this place because it was supposed to be pet free (except service animals) and I told management this before I signed the lease. I was told there were NO animals in the building at that point which was a lie. One tenant had TWO warnings on their cat at that point! Almost all of my neighbors have pets that they allow to roam around the building and outdoor common space now that the snow is gone. They also have guests that bring animals. My daughter is severely allergic and this could be life threatening for her. They smoke in the building and other common areas. The smoke is also dangerous for my daughter. They have loud parties in the parking lot and supply alcohol to minors. You can smell what seems to be pot coming from them. The security doors are also routinely propped open. I have a special needs child and NEED those doors to be shut when not in use for his safety.
We recently had a flood in the building from heavy rain and because I'm in a garden level apartment we had a lot of water in here before we could block it off. WE spent hours cleaning up the 3 inches of water in the hall and blocking the front door so more didnt come in. It took over a week for someone to come and proffesionally clean the carpet so now there is black mold growing up the walls of the hallway! It been speading for 2 months and they ignore it!
Is there any way to legally get out for things like this or am I going to have to break it and just deal with the consequences? My lease isnt up until February but I refuse to keep my kids around this any longer.
Asked by Anonymous at 10:29 PM on May. 23, 2011 in Money & Work
Answer by xxlilmomma09 at 10:33 PM on May. 23, 2011
I'm not completely knowledgeable on it, but maybe the best thing to shoot for would be small claims court? Just to end the lease early and legally. That way you can get out like you want to but not suffer any loss of expenses or headaches. That would be my best approach. If it's written in the lease then they should abide by them as well, it's not just a one way street.
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