Do I have any legal rights to withhold my rent do to no lease agreement,bedbugs,ignoring failure of original verbal agreement
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You have time to write and post questions on Avvo but not make a simple list for your landlord? If this goes to court, you are going to need a real good explanation for that and frankly there likely isn't any. Otherwise, Attorney Love's answer is right on the money as usual regarding what you can do. Best of luck.
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In NC, you cannot withhold rent for any reason. If you feel repairs are not being made, you can file a complaint with the city housing inspectors to inspect the home. From there, you can sue in small claims court for damages.
However, one of the first steps is to make a report to the landlord as to what needs to be repaired in the home. When a tenant refuses to do that, it is fatal to such a case.
Further, make sure you get all agreements in writting. Never rely on verbal agreements...especially agreement to make repairs in lieu of rent as the landlord will simply deny they made such an agreement.