We have some major electrical problems in a house we are renting. The landlord absolutely refused to fix any?
You apparently are not knowledgable on anything as far as state to state laws go. "It is ILLEGAL to withhold rent over repair issues without a court order in most states" In our state it is NOT "ILLEGAL" to withhold rent" as long as you have proof that you have made requests for such repairs and sent it by certified mail in writing to your landlord in which we did. We gave him 15 days to fix it which he did not do. In our state you are allowed LEGALLY to withhold rent until it is paid or save that rent to pay for the repairs yourself as the tenant. I did get written permission from him to do the repairs because I was furious at the conditions of the house after he had made verbal promises to have it all done a month prior when we signed the lease! Everything I did was legal and I have proof from a lawyer. As I said previously a letter was drawn and we are now getting every cent paid back! I hope none of you ever get screwed over by a slumlord. Although I'm sure