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PA landlord tenant law, tenant's rights if landlord does not repair defects

Philadelphia, PA |

I moved to these house5month ago theres alot of repairs thatneed to be done the landord said he was going to fix them, but we still waiting, im upset what should i do.

Former tenants living above me overflowed either their sink or tub & resulted in water damage to my ceiling that needs to be spackled, taped, and painted. My landlord does not want to paint all of the common area ceiling (i.e. kitchen, hallway) and if paints only one, but not entire area, paint will not match, as this dwelling placed was not freshly painted when I moved in one year ago April and it is questionable as to when it was last painted.

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If he never promised to make the repairs in writing, you are going to have a tougher time. This website outlines your options in PA:

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