My brother is 75 years old and suffers from COPD. I am permanently disabled. I am unable to unclog a toilet due to my disabilities. My brother does not have the strength. Can our Landlord charge a $25.00 fee to unclog a toilet. He threatened me today about it. This was only the second incident since we moved back in August of this year. There is maintenances on site. The toilet was just clogged. Nothing damaged intentionally. The toilet is in my brother's room. We have two bathrooms.
Possibly. The first place you look is what your lease agreement says. Landlord is required to maintain the toilet in operating condition, but if the issue is due to tenant conduct or damage, a fee might be justified. A clogged toilet can probably be avoided by the tenant using the toilet differently, therefore, the landlord can claim it was tenant misuse/damage that caused it. Try to minimize the cause of the issue by taking more than one flush. Even if there was no intent, try to avoid clogs.
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