Slum Lords

United States
October 3, 2008 7:39pm CST
I moved into a house that needed some work. The landlord said that she was going to have all the things done that her and i have talked about, before i move in. Well when it was time to move in she not have anything done. The carpet was supposed to be replaced, she was supposed to paint the walls, the closet doors in each bedroom were not there, i had a bedroom door missing, our septic was backed up before we moved in and we had told her about it. She said that she was would get that fixed as well. About a week later the septic backed up so bad it was in the shower and the bathtub. When i called her about it she told us that we would have to figure it out ourselves. So we spent our own money to fix it ( this should not have been out responsibiliy ). Then another major thing is now that the septic had backed upi there is black mold growing in one of the bathrooms. We told her about it about 2 months ago and nothing has been done. So i had stopped paying my rent. I know that is wrong but the reason i did was because i am saving the money to move. I found a place and the is nothing wrong witht the place there. I am getting out, since the black mold had started growing my son and i are getting sick. I NEVER GET SICK!!!! I dont want anything serious to happen to my son. So we are going to take the landlord to court for the damages that we have had to replace. Then about a month ago our window was broke by the wind. We went 3 weeks with no window and with no frame to the window. I had this hole in my wall. So i need to vent, so here i am venting.
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@sudalunts (5527)
• United States
4 Oct 08
I watch enough of these shows on Judge Judy. Make sure you have your receipts for the repair you paid for, and also take a lot of pictures. The landlord, will probably be whinning about the rent you did not pay and may want to counter sue you. You have a strong case and hopefully it will be settled soon. Did you have a lease?
• United States
4 Oct 08
I do have all documentation for the house pictures of everything that she was supposed to do and never did. We took pictures when we moved in all the pictures have the date and time that we took them. So she can whine all she wants about the rent but i am going to take care of my sons saftey more then anything. I just dont want him to have block mold on his lungs and that is a possibility. If that does happen he will be 4 years old and have to have chemo.
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• United States
4 Oct 08
This is a terrible position to be put in!!! And pretty pathetic too, if you ask me. Septic backing up into your shower? OMG, that is horrible! Good for you, I hope court goes well for you, and you get all your money back! Not just what you have put into the house, but everything you paid for rent as well! Noone should have to live like this! Thanks for sharing and do let us know how it goes in court! Nocturnica