The landlord refuses to give me and my husband a copy of our lease. We have asked numerous times. He also refuses to fix anything in the house. Our Windows have no screens and most of the windows have big gaps and our air is going outside our front door has a big gap and bugs get inside. Also our toilet leaks all over the floor and we have notified him several times and told him about the things and he won't do anything. What can we do?
Go see a local attorney straight away.
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Failure to make repairs is typically the most common landlord tenant issue here in South Carolina. For that purpose, I have completed a brief legal guide on this site with some general legal information. It can be found here: https://www.avvo.com/legal-guides/ugc/sc-landlords-failure-to-make-repairs.
However, please be aware that landlord tenant issues are highly fact specific. As such, the general legal information found in this forum must never be substituted for personal legal advice. I strongly advise that you immediately consult with an attorney. You may also wish to contact South Carolina Legal Services, a public interest statewide law firm that provides free legal assistance to accepted applicants: www.sclegal.org.
I wish you the best moving forward.
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