Tenants: You have to remember that you don’t own your unit. Rarely is it worthwhile to improve a property you don’t own. It never makes sense to improve a rental unit without the landlord’s written permission.
While the rats may be coming from the restaurant, shouldn’t my landlord be doing something to ensure that our building is safe?
You have an opportunity to be powerful here. I’m not talking about the power of, “I’m going to sue your ass.” I’m talking about the power of genuine human interaction.
I have a two-year-old. The management company is retaliating against me because I complained about lead paint chips in the bath tub.
My sink is bubbling up water and sludge like a geyser every few hours. I can’t use my sink to do dishes and the smell is awful.
I have an ongoing problem with the toilet. The hose that fills up the tank gets clogged and sprays water all over my entire bathroom.
The landlord took three months to fix broken flashing on the roof over my daughter’s bedroom. Every time it rained, it rained in my daughter’s room. Should I fight the eviction or pay the rent?
The pipe to the radiator wasn’t sealed correctly so steam filled the apartment for more than 8 hours, saturating the walls and ceiling, causing the kitchen linoleum to peel.
The problem is that the windows and building are filthy grimy and covered with pigeon poop on the outside. If I open the window the soot all blows into our apartment and I don’t even want to know what diseases could come from the poop.