My apartment is infested with fleas and ticks and the land lord doesn't treat the grass. My family has gone

Asked by Nestor, Coconut Creek, FL Sun Jun 29, 2008

to the dr due to flea and tick bites can we break our lease? The land lord offer to move us to a first floor apt but the rent is higher than what I'm currently paying and there is alot of grass in front of my door as well as my back area. My lease is up in Oct. 08 Any suggestions?

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Daniel Jeung, , Woodinville, WA
Sun Jun 29, 2008
The landlord tenant laws can be confusing when it concerns the habitability of a rental unit (and what constitutes a problem). For example, if you have no heat or potable water, that would clearly be considered a habitabilty issue. Fleas and tick might be grounds for breaking your lease, but I think it might depend on other factors as well. For example, have other tenants complained about the problem? Is this a recurring problem that affects other properties as well?

Nate's answer is a good place to start. I would first determine what outcome you would llike to see. Do you like living in the apartment unit? Do you want to stay? If so, then your approach might be different than if you just wanted to break the lease and move.

Best of luck!

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Nate Doss Jr, , Ohio
Sun Jun 29, 2008
Contact a Legal Aide attorney.....its free
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