Decrease in services

Can My New Landlord Take Away My Storage Space?

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.

Does My Landlord Need To Reimburse Me When I Can’t Use The Garage?

I think that a court would see the loss of the garage for two days as a reasonable loss of use.

Should I Rent An Apartment That’s In Bad Shape?

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?

Do I Have To Subsidize My Landlord’s Improvements On Another Building?

Common courtesy should dictate that the landlord inform you, in advance, that the repairs were going to commence

Does My Landlord Have To Fix My Broken Dishwasher?

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.

How Do I Get Reimbursed For Utility Overages That Aren’t My Fault?

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 Stinks

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.

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