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Old 03-09-2015, 05:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question please help me!!!!

me and my fiance moved in to an aartment we knew it needed some minor work.. but a week after we moved in the water stopped working as wint came closer we realized that are heat did not work.. we have spent money on sace heaters which has ran are electric up to 600$ a month we pay are went on time every month... we have lived here for 7 or 8 months... who can i get a hold of... we have discussed the repairs that need done and the living conditions or the apartment and he has done nothing to fix things.. he says he will but he doesnt..... please help
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Old 03-26-2015, 11:24 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Apartment Defects

All states have laws regarding residential apartment and leases that include a implied warranty of habitability. An implied warranty of habitability is a warranty implied by law in all residential leases that the premises are fit and habitable for human habitation and that the premises will remain fit and habitable throughout the duration of the lease.

If the condition of your apartment is at a condition that makes the living condition unlivable, then you must notify the landlord to correct the defects. You can also make repairs yourself and offset the repairs from future rent (however every state has its own laws regarding this)

Also, you may take the landlord to small claims court to recover damages for any cost that you have incurred in fixing the apartment defects. It is highly recommended to talk to a landlord tenant lawyer to discuss your rights as a tenant
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Old 03-27-2015, 10:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
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If you don't have running water in your apartment in all likelihood it is a breach of the implied warranty of habitability explained here. http://www.legalmatch.com/law-librar...y-lawyers.html

If the landlord has still not repaired this and you should contract a lawyer ASAP as punitive damages would likely be available.
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