Decrease in services
Storage is one of the first things the new landlord will remove from a pesky, low-paying, long-term tenant–an obvious ploy to begin to make a rent-controlled tenant uncomfortable.
I think that a court would see the loss of the garage for two days as a reasonable loss of use.
Do you rent the unit, despite it’s relatively minor problems, or do you point them out to your prospective landlord and risk losing an opportunity to rent a reasonably priced apartment?
Common courtesy should dictate that the landlord inform you, in advance, that the repairs were going to commence
A dishwasher is a housing service provided to the tenant as part of the initial rent. It is the landlord’s responsibility to repair the dishwasher.
The legal, polite way to to handle this is to be polite but direct. The leak needs to be fixed and you want your money back.
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.