You win, roaches
August 8, 2010 8:13 PM Subscribe
I just moved into an apartment which I now think had an existing roach problem. Should/can I break my lease now and recover my money, or should I try to fight the roaches? I'm in PA.
posted by pilibeen to Home & Garden (12 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I've been in this apartment for about 5 days now. On the first day I was cleaning out the cupboards and found 2 live cockroaches (German cockroaches, I think). I called my landlord, he said the exterminators were here 2 weeks before I moved, and that he would have his maintenance guy spray my cabinets the next day. Tonight I came home and had a roach nearly fall on my head when I came inside and turned on the light. I've never had a roach problem before, not even when living in Philly (I'm now in downtown Lancaster) - so this is freaking me out a bit.
Since I've only been here a few days, should I just try to break my lease while I can and try to get my rent back? Is this grounds for breaking a lease? I'm really not in love with the apartment, and I was really not pleased with the condition it was handed over in - so I would not be devastated if I had to find another place.
Or am I being unreasonable? Should I just stick it out, tell my landlord I had another sighting, put out some traps and hope for the best?