I have lived here for 3 months now. my heater has only worked for 2 days of the total of me living here I have reported it numerous times they have set somebody up here one time to fix it they never fix it and no one ever returned. my shower won't turn off my bathroom sink its leaking the pipes underneath my bathroom sink are leakinh I have told them nobody comes to fix anything there's mold growing in my bathroom there's bugs everywhere nothing has happened. they also have a asbestus addendum saying there might be asbestost in the floor tile glue and the glue for the tiles is seeping out between the floor cracks. And of course nothing has been done. Ugh what do I do?!
Written Notice (pen and paper) to your landlord of all unit defects is usually the proper notice to trigger a response. Verbal notice is very rarely effective and very hard to prove that is why leases and statutes require notice be in writing , always keep a copy.
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You may have recourse under Colorado's warranty of habitability law. Be warned that it requires very specific actions be taken and if you fail to do it exactly right you could face some liability issues of your own. I would highly recommend a consultation with an attorney.
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With the sub-zero temperatures and the snow now, this appears to be a clear breach of the implied warranty of habitability here in CO. You need to download the form that provides the landlord with that notice in writing and stating that you will be withholding payment of a portion of the rent as a consequence for the the fact that the residence was not what you contracted for with your landlord. You can also sue them in County Court.
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