My landlord is pissed becuase of the "damage" to the house and becuase we're breaking our lease.
The downstairs is where we live. 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, basement.
Upstairs is two bedrooms,
The door that use to lead upstairs to the apartment above us was nailed shut and painted over so that it can't be used to acess the separate apartments.
Now, we moved in 5 months ago. the landlord doesn't want to fix a damn thing. The floor in front of the bathroom sink is extremely weak, we can't even use the sink there becuase we can't stand there.
The fridge quite working, he wouldn't replace it, so we ended up having to buy one. Same with the stove.
The back room (storage area) had a leak. A month after we moved in it had cracked, I kept telling him about, and it kept getting worse. Then it fell through and left a giant gaping hole. His solution? Nail a big piece of wood over it. Didnt even bother to look at the roof. (This room was added on after the house was seperated.).
Now, the apartment above us has been empty up until two months ago when a couple moved.
They're toliet has overflowed multiple times into our kitchen and the ceiling is kind of messed up there.
And Last month our electric bill was extremely high and we couldn't figure out why.
The landlord came to day. And we were informed that we have to split the bill with the people above us because we share the electricity and water. so really, it isn't two separate apartments, it's just a house that's been sectioned off.
He said that we'll need to figure out who uses what amount so we know who has to pay what.
The couple upstairs already said that they won't be paying anything since its not in either if there names
And I'm not paying their electric and water bill. That's insane.
So I told the landlord that we aren't doing this and will be moving.
And now he insists that we'll have to pay for the ceiling damage, the damage in front of the sink and leave the fridge and stove behind.
He says we had to have causes the damage to the ceiling and floor. (How the hell could we even do that?).
And that we can't take the fridge and stove that WE purchased becuase there has to be a fridge and a stove when we leave since there was both when we moved in.
I told him I'd like some evidence to prove extract how we could've caused the damage to the ceiling/roof and floor. And that he would have a fridge and stove becuae his are in the shed and we'll happily move them back in to place before we leave.
We found a house down the street, and can move in in two weeks.
Now, I realise we'll orobbsly end up paying something, and we're fine with that. (I'm not exactly sure how it works since we've never broken a lease before..). But we can't stay here.
Now here's my question. Is it even legal for him to rent it out as two seperate residences when the water and electricity is shared?