This has been a issue for about 3 months, he wi never come by... I've never been late on my rent EVER... It has created mold.... And what can I do about the past living issues and I paid the rent fully
DEFINITELY DONT STOP PAYING RENT. Unfortunately you do not have that right.
You do of course have recourse, first starting with the terms of the lease that you should have reviewed immediately by a real estate/contract attorney. But ultimately you should take him to small claims court.
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Attorney Morelos is right, do not stop paying your rent. Under NC law, tenants do not have the right to withhold rent due to improper maintenance of the premises. If you do withhold rent, your landlord would have the right to evict you, among other things.
That being said, you do have rights under your lease, and under NC law, that protect you from having to live in an unfit premises. Your landlord has certain obligations to properly maintain the premises and you can absolutely enforce those obligations.
A real estate attorney will be able to help you review your lease and NC law to help you understand exactly what your rights are, what your landlords obligations are, and help you enforce your rights. If you are experiencing mold issues, I would act extremely quickly. Hope this is helpful!
I agree with my colleagues regarding rent. Don't stop paying. You have a couple of options. You can file for rent abatement or recoupment if the repairs are not made or you can seek to be excused from the lease.
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