I rented a trailer back in October. After about two months, I began smelling a sewage-like smell. I requested multiple times that he come and see what the problem was. After about two, maybe three months, I decided to investigate myself. I removed the tin from around the bottom of the trailer by the bathroom. I discovered that our toilet water and bath tub water drains directly on the ground. There were piles of feces and wet tissue and other things I'd rather not discuss. I contacted him once again, explaining the serious nature of this. He finally responded by telling me I had to immediately vacate the premises. I understand that he can evict me. But I've done nothing wrong and was only trying to get him to at least fix the plumbing (there are several other problems with the house, this just just being the only one of dire attention). What, if any, are my rights in this matter??? I live in Central Mississippi.
The property is obviously unsafe to live in. You need to find another place. I am not sure what your economic damages are, however and if you want to sue the landlord money damages is the basis for your suit. Maybe you could sue him for the costs of moving? This is something you could pursue in justice court without a lawyer.
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