I rented a house for over 3 years. At first I only dealt with the owners children. Now they are going through legal issues with their dads estate. So I recently started dealing with the owner. I have informed her of many issues in the house. Including mold in many locations. Things I cannot control. The bathroom ceiling fan is broken now the ceiling is molding. They installed a window unit and now the whole wall is rotted. The front door has a 2 inch gap above it and now the door is rotting. There was a leak in the laundry room that they fixed but not until the baseboard and wall were rotted. She has also failed to provide me with a new lease. I have chosen to move. Now she is harassing me for extra rent because it took me two weeks to move and clean. She said she would prorate it and I assumed it would come out of the deposit. She says I need to pay the rent before she will even do a walk through and discuss the rent.
Your landlord may have failed to make required repairs, but you have opted to move out rather than attempt to make the repairs yourself and deduct the costs from rent. The facts as stated don't provide details about your lease agreement other than "[she] failed to provide [you] with a new lease." There is a good chance you needed to provide a certain advance notice to validly terminate the lease (the "default" notice in Georgia is 30 days where there is a tenancy at will and no agreement showing otherwise). As you have provided nothing showing you gave such notice or that the lease otherwise validly ended, you may be in breach of your agreement with the landlord. Accordingly, you would owe the rent you have not yet paid.
Further, your facts do not show any reason to believe you were entitled to a return of your deposit or any portion thereof (which is a separate issue). If it turns out you are not entitled to a return of your deposit, you cannot just have your rent owed deducted from your deposit.
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