i live in an apartment complex and 2 weeks ago termites swarmed the master bathroom. we called maitnence and they came and only injected the walls in the bathroom. two nights ago they swarmed the master bedroom and then disapeared within minutes. we attempted to call the emergency maitnence number as it was late at night but no one ever called back or came. i am now worried the expensive bedroom furniture has been destroyed and no longer feel safe living in the apartment and would like to legally terminate my lease.
Your landlord is required to make reasonable provisions for extermination unless otherwise provided in your lease. If you feel that your landlord is not doing this, then you can send a 7-day notice specifying how the landlord is not complying with the lease and stating your intention to terminate the lease unless the landlord cures the noncompliance. You should consult a landlord-tenant attorney in your area who can further advise you as to your situation.
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I agree with the answer above. You need to send a written notice/demand for the issue to be cured. What the landlord does determines your next step. What your contract does or does not say will play a big part in this as well.
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