What to do about a leaky apartment?
January 14, 2011 5:43 PM Subscribe
Can we get any sort of help moving if our apartment essentially kicks us out to make repairs?
posted by Saminal to Home & Garden (12 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
One Sept. 19th last year we noticed the laminate flooring in our new apartment was warping from water damage. Apartment replaced the floor. A month later, same story. This time they also tore up the pantry and "fixed the leak".
The leak is still happening and we've finally just had them take up the floors and LEAVE them as concrete this time so we'd be aware of any water right away rather than waiting until the floor started to bubble. Mold is growing in the pantry, which is still missing all dry wall. The floor is covered in water each morning coming from another direction entirely.
Today they finally got a third party out to look at it. Afterwards they called my husband and said, "It's extensive and will take a lot to fix. So you guys can move to another unit or we'll release you from your lease."
But we have to have a first floor unit and they have none available. They have some smaller units on the third floor.
We're at a loss. We've only been here 5 months out of our 6 month lease. We don't want to/can't really afford to just MOVE right now. Do we have any ground to insist they compensate us somewhat to help us more? Or give us a larger first floor unit for the same price?
We just got the news and aren't sure how to proceed from here.