Last year, I was living in an apartment that became infested with squirrels, bees, bats, & cockroaches. I reported this problem to the landlord multiple times, and they sent an exterminator to spray for roaches, but the roaches returned and nothing was done with the other animals. I reported the smell and sounds of bats living in the walls, and the nest of squirrels living in above my room, but little was done to rid of the animals and ensure they would not be invading my room. Eventually, exactly what I feared would happen, happened. I was awoken when a bat landed next to me on my bed, with three others circling my room. I ended up staying the night at a hotel, and went to the hospital for rabies shots in the morning. I contacted the landlord in the morning, who assured me the problem would be taken care of. For the next two weeks, I had to live with bats occasionally showing up in my apartment, and a massive cockroach infestation. Finally, after calling every day, the landlord allowed me to break my lease. Being that this event took place over a year ago, would I still be able to sue the landlord for my medical expenses and would I have any chance of winning in court if I did?
You have at least two years to file suit. You may have more time depending on whether a contract claim. You should keep all notices to landlord and talk to attorney.
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You've got some minor damages on the face of what you are saying. Could be more going on that a local attorney would uncover with an in depth client interview. I strongly recommend you contact local counsel.
Your landlord has a duty to maintain the premises in a livable manner. Depending on the extent of your damages, I would speak with local counsel. Further, keep track of all of your expenses and any communication between yourself and the landlord. Good luck!
An attorney would need to know more about the facts and circumstances and review the relevant documents in order to properly advise you. Based on the information provided, I recommend you consult with an attorney regarding the matter. I wish you the best.
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