I sent my landlord a written notice dated 4/20 of serious water leakage in my house (both basement and roof). I sent a second notice dated 5/3. Landlord inspected the unit on 5/5, acknowledged the issue and promised to make repairs None have been made as of today, 5/13. How long is considered "reasonable" to go withoutmajor repairs before vacating?
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Generally, whether or not it was proper for you to vacate the property is question of fact to be determined by the court in the event of litigation(either brought by you or by the landlord). It appears that you have taken the right steps by documenting the problem. Therefore, if you can no longer live in this environment, you may consider vacating. However, please give your landlord the opportunity to make right on his agreement by calling him, reminding him of his promise, and documenting the conversation.
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Remember this: you must first give the LL notice of the defect and a reasonable opportunity to cure the defect (Unless health or safety is an issue)
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