My apartment is infested with cockroaches, the first day we had the keys we bombed and sprayed and cleaned. The pest control guy came in and put gel bait down and then came back two days later and sprayed a couple sprays in the kitchen and walked out. We have bait traps out as well but these things are not going away. What can I do to break the lease? I have two children who are both asthmatic. They have fallen on my head and have found them in the bed with us. I don't know what else to do and the apartment complex isn't fixing the two giant holes in the kitchen, one behind the stove and one behind the sink.Also when I moved into this apartment there was what appeared to be drug resin on the counters, I described it to a couple of different people and they both said it was heroin resin. The guest bedroom also smells horribly of urine and they have cleaned the carpets twice already. There is a giant hole behind the fridge and another behind the stove exposing plumbing for the bathroom on the other side of that wall, they have not come to repair this either.
You are several health and safety issues in regards to the habitability of your apartment. You have the right to send a 5 day notice for repairs, and if the landlord does not comply there may be grounds for terminating your lease contract. With that said, it is a very procedural matter and you should contact and attorney so that the processes is done correctly and you avoid any contractual liability from terminating the lease contract. Several local attorneys offer free consultations and you would be well served to meet with one and discuss your options for remedying your current situation.
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