Ask Landlord to fix issues and if he won't than move out and argue constructive eviction.
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You must send a letter certified mail to management stating that they have 7 days to fix the problem or you will withhold rent. Be very specific in listing and detailing each problem.
After the 7 days, you may withhold the rent.
You can also advise in the letter that you may pay money to fix the problem if they don't do it after 7 days and then deduct the amount from your rent.
You can also send a different 7 day letter, detailing the problems, and stating that you will consider the contract terminated and move out after the 7 days if they don't fix the problems.
Any letter that you mail, you should send certified. Also, you can leave a copy with the office and/or email them a copy. If you know the owner's name and address, you can also send them a copy certified mail.
Has an eviction been filed? If so, you need an attorney immediately. You have only 5 days to respond to the eviction summons
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