We lived here 15 yrs second stove broke said it was a sensor contacted landlord, now she's saying we must pay half for it or if we don't agree we will have to pay for it all this is by far discussing to live like this,this woman should not be a landlord at all she's what I call a slumlord!
Do you have a written lease? If so, what does it say?
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Not likely you could be required to pay for this if it was part of your tenancy. If you have a lease (or ever had a lease) see what it says on this issue.
Usually normal wear and tear of utilities is covered by the landlord while anything broken due to tenant negligence is the responsibility of the landlord. Assuming the stove is 15 years old, a broken sensor would likely be due to wear and tear. However, as mentioned, you need to check the lease because the lease can provide that the landlord and tenant share certain expenses.If that was the only issue you had in fifteen years, I don't think that would qualify a landlord as a slumlord though.
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With respect, if the Landlord is an alleged slumlord, why would you remain as a tenant for 15 years? This may be a habitability issue. Consult with counsel for review and follow-up with the landlord.
You should contact your own attorney before deciding on a course of action.
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