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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-12-2007, 02:24 PM Thread Starter
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what is a landlord responsible for??

i have lived in my apartment for 2 years now.. and i live in a HUGE fairly new and really nice complex (less than 10yrs old) and when i moved in there was really no problems.. now after being there 2 years i have a whole shit list... they are refusing to fix anything because its not causing problems to my living..

1) carpet is fraying to hell, at the area where the carpet stops and it turns into laminate flooring. its so bad i actually got my foot caught on it and I fell flat on my face and gave me a serious bloody nose.. i had to duct tape it all down.. I told them twice about how bad its fraying previously to me falling and their answer was dont vacuum that area or use or less powerful vacuum.. Well my vacuum cost me $30 NEW so I dont know how much more I can downgrade!!!

2) the seal on the fridge is bad, its growing mold around the edges..

3) the sliding glass door handle is broken, a screw inside it snapped and it pulls the handle off every once in a while..

4) i have folding doors in 4 locations (coat closet, bedroom closet, laundry closet, and linen closet) every single one of them has became screwed up, the top guides have broke and they are falling off the tracks all the time and they no longer align anymore... Opening any of them sounds like nails on a chalk board!!!!!!!

5) the bedroom door is the cheapest door imaginable, its falling apart just from normal operation, its hallow core and the outer paneling is starting to peel off and i can see inside the door..

6) the drains in my bathroom SUCK and always have, i have ran 2 bottles of draino through the sink and shower and its not seeming to help much at all... I took my sink apart the other day and the problem is NOT in the sink it had to be the pipes in the wall. It just sucks taking a shower and it turning into a bath because the drain SUCKS so bad...

Now nothing has been abused, its not a party place or anything.. This is just all standard wear and tear.. it would help if they used quality materials but everything is just so cheap it falls apart quickly..

Now what can I do to talk them into fixing any or all of the things listed?? According to the lease they are responsible for all repairs BUT they are considering my repairs unreasonable...
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Re: what is a landlord responsible for??

How much longer do you have on your lease? And if it's a while. how much to get out early.

If they are refusing to fix anything I would be gone or refuse rent until they do!


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and oh yeah.........Just be sure everything is documented and put your rent into a separate account until everything is fixed!


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Re: what is a landlord responsible for??

I have about 7 months on my lease left.. And I dont remember the cost of get out early but it would not be worth it, i would rather live out the rest of the lease... I really like the location and how much I pay for rent and what I get out of the apartment but if I am forced to I will have to move which I would not be looking forward to because i have a TON of crap lol..
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Re: what is a landlord responsible for??

I'd say the landlord is responsible for keeping the apartment in the condition in which you agreed to rent it. You pay a certain amount per month for a certain space kept in a certain way. Your apartment should be in the condition it was when you moved in.

If not, a landlord could make an apartment look all nice and just let it fall to shit as soon as you move in. I'm sure there's got to be some sort of legal recourse...he's probably banking on you not willing to go that far.

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Re: what is a landlord responsible for??

Is it a large complex? If so, most large complexes are owned by larger parent companies. Find out that parent company and give them a call/letter/email.
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How to Escrow Your Rent

1. Give your landlord written notice.
Give the landlord a written list ("notice&quot of the problems (be sure to keep a copy for yourself).

2. Give the landlord a chance to fix the problem(s).
Wait a "reasonable" time for the landlord to fix the problem(s). You should usually give your landlord 30 days to fix the problem; but, in an emergency situation you do not have to wait 30 days. If the landlord does not fix the problem, then you are ready to start escrow.

3. Be up-to-date with your rent.
To use rent escrow, all of your rent must be paid in full. If you owe any rent money to your landlord, you may not use rent escrow. If your rent is due on the first of the month, you must deposit your rent in rent escrow on or before the first.

4. Deposit your rent at the Courthouse.

On or before your rent is due, go to your local Courthouse and find the Clerk of Courts for the Municipal Court.
Tell the clerk you want to escrow your rent.

Ask the Clerk if the Court has a Rent Escrow Application form. If it does not have one, you can use the form on the last page of this packet.

Give the clerk your filled out rent escrow form and a copy of the notice you gave to your landlord about the problems in your home.

Pay your rent to the clerk. Some Courthouses only accept cash. Make sure to get a receipt from the clerk.

Keep all of your papers and receipts in a special folder. You will need to be organized if you go to court.


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Re: what is a landlord responsible for??

check your cities/counties laws regarding landlords...google it...
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Threaten to move out .... if they aren't going to fix your shit, take your money elsewhere.


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Re: what is a landlord responsible for??

Make sure you have this stuff in writing and send it certified mail. So you have proof. I can guarantee these jokers are going to try and take this stuff out of you deposit. If you have letters and proof that they recieved it you can use this in small claims court if it come to that.

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