I have been having electrical problems with this house for awhile now. I have been contacting the landlord since January about my utility bill going from 189 to 400 dollars a month. He has promised me that he would take care of the electrical problem everytime i call him. I called him and he refuse to answer or return my call what do I do?
Posted 11 March 2010 - 06:50 AM
Posted 11 March 2010 - 06:51 AM
I trust you've asked the local building-code enforcement folks to come do an inspection and perhaps cite the landlord. If not, do that.
Stop *calling* and start memorializing things in writing. I'd send a letter summarizing dates of contact and conversations.
Read your state's landlord tenant info. It will set out remedies for dealing with repair-related issues. At bare minimum, you can file a petition against landlord in local court.
I'll echo PG's advisory "warning" with a twist: (Many) legal issues are complicated. Explanations and comments here might not fully identify or explain the ramifications of your particular problem. I do not give legal advice as such (and such is impermissible here at any rate). Comments are based on personal knowledge and experience and legal info gleaned over a quarter century, and every state has differing laws on and avenues to address most topics. If you need legal advice, you need to consult (and pay) a professional so that you may have someone to hold accountable. Acting on personal and informational advice from a stranger on the internet is a bad idea -- at least not without your own thorough due dilience/research and confirmation as it applies to your situation.
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