Tenant rights????

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AEJ85

Jackson, TN

#1 Jun 28, 2011
Just a quick question. If you are paying rent on an apartment and your floors are bowing up and the tiles keep breaking apart and coming up, how long does your landlord have by law to fix this since they were first told?
opinion

Lexington, TN

#2 Jun 28, 2011
I don't think there's a law for that. Landlords have to provide a means for water and electricity and provide heat and air. Unless it is a health hazard, I think it's the landlord's decision. But I could be wrong.
guest

United States

#3 Jun 29, 2011
Your wrong sir. I have to provide heat not air conditioning that is a luxury not a necessity. Who are you renting from? If it were my rental I would want to know.
Guy

United States

#4 Jun 30, 2011
If the landlord is a decent person they would fix it. And the air part. If the place has central and the air goes out and they don't fix it I would find a better landlord. One would bout fix my air while they were sitting at their fine home staying cool. Lets just say when I moved there was a mystery smell inside the wall and they had to pay alot to have it removed.
guest

United States

#5 Jun 30, 2011
Guy wrote:
If the landlord is a decent person they would fix it. And the air part. If the place has central and the air goes out and they don't fix it I would find a better landlord. One would bout fix my air while they were sitting at their fine home staying cool. Lets just say when I moved there was a mystery smell inside the wall and they had to pay alot to have it removed.
A lot of people don't know that landlords in our area keep a list of bad tenants and we share those names with each other. And if you put something in the wall of one of my rentals do you really think that cost me a dime? I just pass it on to the next tenant.
Guy

United States

#6 Jun 30, 2011
Yeah it cost them. They had to replace walls. You are prolly one of those shitty landlords.
guest

Canton, TX

#7 Jun 30, 2011
Guy wrote:
Yeah it cost them. They had to replace walls. You are prolly one of those shitty landlords.
And you are probably one of those shitty tenants that we keep a list of. Do you ever wonder why a renter has to pay so much in deposits to the landlord, water company, utility company?
AEJ85

Jackson, TN

#9 Jul 3, 2011
I just wondered about the whole floor situation since the floors were not this bad when we moved in. They're naturally falling apart. You can just walk over it barefoot and pieces of broken tile come up. My neighbor(who has the same landlord) got theirs fixed and the guy that fixed it had even looked at my floors when he was fixing theirs and said that it needed to be fixed. I am just curious about it since I do have kids and I have tried to put the leftover tiles down but it does no good since the floors are bowing up.
fact

United States

#10 Jul 5, 2011
Look it up . Says u can refuse to pay rent until your landlord fixes any plumbing, electrical, or constructional problems. Right them a letter make a copy and if they don't fix it or start fixing it in thirty days then u can take them to court.
woah

United States

#11 Jul 5, 2011
guest wrote:
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A lot of people don't know that landlords in our area keep a list of bad tenants and we share those names with each other. And if you put something in the wall of one of my rentals do you really think that cost me a dime? I just pass it on to the next tenant.
No one said they put anything behind a wall. Are you an angry person? Seems like it.
Guest

United States

#12 Jul 5, 2011
Guy wrote:
If the landlord is a decent person they would fix it. And the air part. If the place has central and the air goes out and they don't fix it I would find a better landlord. One would bout fix my air while they were sitting at their fine home staying cool. Lets just say when I moved there was a mystery smell inside the wall and they had to pay alot to have it removed.
Read this and tell me what this douch is saying about a "mysterious smell left in a wall"
tida

United States

#13 Jul 5, 2011
O moved out!! I thought he meant moved in Ahhhh gross
Billy

United States

#15 Jan 11, 2012
guest wrote:
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And you are probably one of those shitty tenants that we keep a list of. Do you ever wonder why a renter has to pay so much in deposits to the landlord, water company, utility company?
We had a landlord like this once. He tried to keep our deposit when the only thing wrong with the house was already wrong before we moved in.
We sued him in County Court and we won all of our deposit and court cost.
If you take care of the place your renting the land lord/slum lord has no right to keep your deposit. It isn't his to spend. It's meant to be put in an escrow account until you move out at which time should refunded to you after a walk through.

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