Can My Landlord “Bank” My Annual Rent Increases?

“Landlords: They are legion, they do not forgive, they do not forget. Expect annual rent increases.”

How Do I Get My Landlord To Pay For Property Damage They Caused?

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.

Wet, Cold, And Moldy

The landlord says he’s “done as best as he can.” What is he–a four-year-old at a Berkeley T-Ball tournament? Shall we give him a trophy just for showing up?

Time To Get Medieval?

A three-month old baby in Louisiana died in her home from blood loss due to rat bites. The landlord spent FEMA money earmarked to repair the house on something else.

Every Tenant Has One–An Implied Warranty of Habitability

If you find an electrocuted rat in your kitchen stove, odds are that your landlord has breached the implied warranty of habitability in your lease.

A Cave By Any Other Name

The implied warranty of habitability–the landlord’s guarantee that he will provide you a unit with more amenities than a cave or a cardboard box.


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