Ive lived in my home almost 5years now when i originally signed a lease it was as is basis. My lease was up 4 years ago. At this point in time the floor is falling through the roof is falling in and the bathroom is falling apart my landlord is threatening eviction but not willing to work with me on repairs and I can't afford to pay him the rent and repair that home if not in the safest living condition at the moment
Have you considered moving out!
It's not your place to maintain and repair the place unless that is set out in the lease. Use your money on a newer and nicer place.
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Legal options? As a month to month tenant who can't afford to pay rent (and you should pay a dime to "repair" a property where you can be kicked out for ANY reason in just a few weeks. So I agree, it's PAST time to move.
Either you or the landlord can terminate the tenancy with just 15 days notice (i.e., prior to the end of the current term). Find another place to live, and do so. whatever you do - do NOT withhold rent; if you do you will be served with an eviction complaint, and once that happens (regardless of outcome), it will be very difficult, if not impossible for you to rent anywhere else for a long, long time.
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