Apartment Woes

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    What do you do when you are living in an apartment that is absolutely deplorable and the landlord refuses to do anything about it? Nothing works properly in the apartment and if you take it to the landlord he wants to hold over our head that building renovations could result in a rise in everyone’s rent. We can afford to move and staying seems to be affecting our health. What can we do?


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    Did you mean to say you cannot afford to move? Depending on the violations and the state you live in, you have several different options. You can report the landlord for the violations if they are violating any state or federal law. Also some states allow you to withhold rent (you usually have to put it aside in a special account) but it really depends on the specific facts and circumstances of each case.
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