My landlord come to check out where the water leak was coming from in m y house, cause his water bed was high.(rat problem we have told him before) ok so his here he talks to me and says do u think you guys can find another place,this needs construction work done and there is a leak but in side the walls and there's an electrical problem too .
If you believe that a major problem like rats can be fixed, notify your landlord in writing and orally that you will get someone out there to fix the rat problem if he does not have someone there within 48 hours, then you will deduct the cost of that service from your next month's rent. This is a serious health concern and the rats must be addressed immediately, as you have notified him before. You can only repair and deduct twice in a 12-month period, so if it requires ongoing costs, your landlord will need to pickup the monthly costs or you might just need to pay it yourself and not deduct. You must pay the rest of the rent.
If there are other serious problems with the rental, such as mold and the walls or floors have moisture, which probably violates several building codes, have an expert come out to the home to document that and prepare a report, then present this to the landlord, so he/she can make the repairs. Do everything in writing so that he cannot deny you presented the report to him with a request that he make the repairs in the report or you will vacate the premises if he indicates that he will not do them within a reasonable time. Allow him what you believe to be a reasonable number of days, then give notice that you are vacating the premises in writing, unless he says he will not do the repairs, then give notice that you are vacating. Be sure to have another rental agreement signed, so that you can pack up and leave. This website has a sample notice to vacate at https://rentcontrollawyers.com/free-notices-tenants/
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