We are currently living in a hotel that is being paid for through our personal renters insurance. Our apartments has a vacant apartment that is ready and they have opted to try to repair ours instead of putting us in a ready unit. The property manager told me the unit was first come first serve and if someone off the street rents the unit before they can figure out our repairs then they will have to find other options for us if available. Mean while we're in a hotel even longer. The apartments has not paid for us to have a place to stay or helped us in anyway. They are still expecting me to pay this month's rent and we have not been able to live in our apartment at all this month. We've been displaced since 1-31-19.
Indiana landlord-tenant law holds that tenants cannot withhold rent while waiting for repairs or other corrections. You will need to pay rent for as long as you are under a valid lease with the landlord. However, you do have the option of bringing a lawsuit against the landlord to try to terminate the lease, and possibly recover in damages the money you've lost as a result of these problems.
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