Can u turn ur landlord in?
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Upset

Elizabethtown, KY

#1 Oct 22, 2008
Ok I have a problem! My landlord wont fix anything in my house! Water gushes out my water heater and has been that way for almost five days. He came and looked at it and hasnt been back since. He wont even send a plummer over. I am pregnant and cant even take a shower cuz all the water goes out the bottom of our water heater. I cant wash dishes, wash clothes or even brush my teeth in my own home! We are planning on moving out at the first of the month, but i dont understand how this man can get by with doin this! I still have seven or eight more days here and can't take a shower before i go to work. There is even mold! When we told em about it he just laughed! We pay $400 a month..for that price i expect to be able to take a shower in my own home! Is there some place i can turn him in at??
the lone democrat

Franklin, TN

#2 Oct 22, 2008
no, unless you rent with subsidized rent or from the housing authority.

Next time you move, you need to check the landlord's references as closely as he checks yours.
Understanding

Campbellsville, KY

#3 Oct 22, 2008
If you signed a contract, read it...what ever it states, makes it legal from both parties
Upset

Elizabethtown, KY

#4 Oct 22, 2008
It's a month to month lease! I will never make this mistake again and i will look into who im renting from..but I don't understand why nothing can be done about living in mold. I don't even have heat cuz the gas company said there was a leak through the furnace and he wont fix it! They had no choice but to shut it off for safety reasons!
the lone democrat

Franklin, TN

#5 Oct 22, 2008
But you are staying through the end of the month?
Upset

Elizabethtown, KY

#6 Oct 22, 2008
I almost have to cuz I cant get into my new house for a few more days! I cant sleep in the street! But i might as well!
the lone democrat

Franklin, TN

#7 Oct 22, 2008
If it is that bad, why don't you talk to the people at the homeless shelter on the corner behind Wendy's. They might even be able to give you some advice about what you can do.
Just saying

Elizabethtown, KY

#8 Oct 22, 2008
Upset wrote:
I almost have to cuz I cant get into my new house for a few more days! I cant sleep in the street! But i might as well!
YOUR new house or are you renting again? Because in that case it isn't your house, it's someone elses again. Don't complain if someone else is letting you live in and on their property! You could be homeless.
whatthegaybluehe ll

Elizabethtown, KY

#9 Oct 22, 2008
Just saying wrote:
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YOUR new house or are you renting again? Because in that case it isn't your house, it's someone elses again. Don't complain if someone else is letting you live in and on their property! You could be homeless.
Don't be upset!?!?! What a ridiculous thing to say!! A rental lease is a contract - it is a legally binding document. The home owner has responsibilities that they are obligated to meet. If your rental home becomes a hazard [and mold is a hazard especially given the condition of the renter; pregnant] due to a malfunction within the home [not caused by the renter] it is the home owner responsibility to correct the problem and bring the dwelling up to code and livable. If you have mold in your home because your water heater blew up or a line burst in the wall and your landlord doesn't fix it within a reasonable amount of time [24-48 hours to start the repairs], then the rentor is legally allowed to 1.)pay for the repairs and deduct it from their rent
2.)the lease is null and void and the renter may vacate without fear of repercussions [i.e. breach of contract on the lease, fees for moving out, etc..]

I'd say report this homeowner to the health department for the conditions caused by the mold. If nothing else, it may not help you but it could prevent this from happening to someone else who might rent from this person. I've been in a similar situation - mold caused by a leak in the wall in the aprtmnt above me - trust me, this is not acceptable and just because you are renting does not mean that you should just sit back and take it... you are renting so what this person said: "Don't complain if someone else is letting you live in and on their property! You could be homeless." is just plain stupid... it's not like you're staying there for free. You pay rent, that's your home.
whatthegaybluehe ll

Elizabethtown, KY

#10 Oct 22, 2008
Check out the KY Landlord/Tenant Act, section 383.595... you can view this section and the statutes in their entirety at:
http://www.lrc.ky.gov/KRS/383-00/CHAPTER.HTM

Good Luck
really

Elizabethtown, KY

#11 Oct 22, 2008
But who do you call? Is there not a renter's advocacy agency in this state? I have had to rent under horrible conditions, too. Landlords are not held by any standards around here. I get nothing but promises that this will be done or that will be fixed, and it's never done! In some states you can call a group who will intervene for you. You would pay your rent to an agent, who holds it until the landlord/owner corrects problems in the home. Landlords in this state get away with too much.
oh my GOD

Elizabethtown, KY

#12 Oct 22, 2008
Just saying wrote:
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YOUR new house or are you renting again? Because in that case it isn't your house, it's someone elses again. Don't complain if someone else is letting you live in and on their property! You could be homeless.
What the [email protected]#K!! You must have money rolling out your a$$, to make a statement like that!!! She is paying rent, right. That is a binding contract between her and the landlord. The same as one between a bank and a homeowner, except foreclosure. Of course the landlord is liable to fix those problems. He is under state law to supply the tenant with hot water and heat. Report him to your local health department and demand your security deposit back. As for JUST SAYING, the comments you make are very stupid ones and those that all of us can do without. What do you think tenants pay rent for dumba$$? They aren't living there for free! Just keep your mouth shut!
know

Greensburg, KY

#13 Oct 22, 2008
just saying ,are you a landlord that would rather hord money than fix thing? sound like it.
just my opinion

Greensburg, KY

#14 Oct 22, 2008
I agree that a landlord should maintain his property, however also a tenent should do everthing to pervent unessary damage to the property and should be held responsiple to repair it himself.
Avid Gamer

Elizabethtown, KY

#15 Oct 23, 2008
Sounds like Mark Blakeman. He is such a douchbag.
BIGDADDY3387

Elizabethtown, KY

#16 Oct 23, 2008
Just saying wrote:
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YOUR new house or are you renting again? Because in that case it isn't your house, it's someone elses again. Don't complain if someone else is letting you live in and on their property! You could be homeless.
what??????? when you pay rent it is the landlords job to take care of the house you are paying them to live there. its just like a job you get payed to work so you do your job. da?
AMUSED

Elizabethtown, KY

#17 Oct 23, 2008
If you are living like that you should call the Health Department and see if they will come out and look at it! They should be able to tell you who to get in contact with! They do inspections to buisnesses and such so they should know who to contact! That is just sad!
landlord

Buffalo, TX

#18 Oct 23, 2008
really wrote:
But who do you call? Is there not a renter's advocacy agency in this state? I have had to rent under horrible conditions, too. Landlords are not held by any standards around here. I get nothing but promises that this will be done or that will be fixed, and it's never done! In some states you can call a group who will intervene for you. You would pay your rent to an agent, who holds it until the landlord/owner corrects problems in the home. Landlords in this state get away with too much.
Go ahead by you a piece of property pay the property taxes, insurance, and fix everything that the tennants and their pets destroy. There should be more legal action in those cases,but it's like getting blood out of a turnip. Until you have had rental property you are making uninformed statements that have no basis.
whatthegaybluehe ll

Elizabethtown, KY

#19 Oct 23, 2008
really wrote:
But who do you call? Is there not a renter's advocacy agency in this state? I have had to rent under horrible conditions, too. Landlords are not held by any standards around here. I get nothing but promises that this will be done or that will be fixed, and it's never done! In some states you can call a group who will intervene for you. You would pay your rent to an agent, who holds it until the landlord/owner corrects problems in the home. Landlords in this state get away with too much.
Unfortunately... unless it's a situation that warrants notifying the health department, your only course of action is to go the legal route. Meaning, you can fight to be released from your lease agreement through court and get your deposit back - and you can only do that if the landlord cannot prove that YOU have caused damage to the property for which he/she can retain your deposit.
homeowner

Elizabethtown, KY

#20 Oct 23, 2008
If your gonna be a landlord, then keep our house in working order...if you dont want to put up with renters, then quit renting!!! Or is it "landlord" you just like that name too much!!

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