I reported a mouse in unit back in July. Maintenance and exterminator came over and found no holes. A request to install door sweep was submitted. Next day, door sweep was install however still leaving gap in door opening. Weeks later called about bathroom floor being dug up by a creature. Maintenance came over and tentatively plugged hole. Daily for 3-days after found new holes in bathroom. Continued to call and no one handled situation. Had to purchase supplies to handle holes in bathroom. Mouse continued to make its way into apartment through gap in doorway. Mouse would chew through door sweep and I kept calling to get replacements. On oct 10th of 2018, I pulled out stove to find hundreds of droppings on floor as well as inside stove/oven unit. I have some photos and have requested apartment to replace stove however they claim nothing is wrong.
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Please consult an attorney for a complete discussion of rights. You may evaluate the consideration of suing the landlord based on your current lease and extant rights to renewal if at all.
You described a defective condition likely a breach of the lease, as well as of the statutory Warranty of Habitability.
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