Slumlords

By Nelson - 11/04/2022 12:00 - Netherlands

Today, and for the last two weeks, my asshole landlord refuses to fix the hot water supply. My shower is now so cold that peeing on myself while washing is actually helping. I need a new place. FML
I agree, your life sucks 1 014
You deserved it 68

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what he's doing is illegal. I forget the department to call, but contact your local city hall and they'll point you in the right direction. good luck

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what he's doing is illegal. I forget the department to call, but contact your local city hall and they'll point you in the right direction. good luck

It isn’t illegal since 2019 anymore I think

What rule change are you referring to, why__me3?

You are a moron. It will never not be illegal for a landlord to take responsibility and do the maintenance in apartments. That’s literally their job.

AzraelAngelus 14

Hopefully this isn’t common enough in the Netherlands as I’m expecting to move there soon

I don’t know what the laws are in the Netherlands, but here in the US, that would violate the warranty of habitability. You would still have to pay your rent, but it could be paid to the county via escrow.

Thanks for pointing out that escrow part.

Here's a tip... do some research on Landlord/Tenant laws in your state. The landlord is required to keep the plumbing in working order. Your remedies MAY include: withholding all or part of rent until its fixed, or paying for it yourself and deducting it from rent. Send him a certified letter and keep a copy for yourself, AND email him. Then after the prescribed time listed in the statute, withold the rent or pay to have it done. You may also be entitled to break the lease without consequences. I stress though, check the statutes in your state, and MAKE SURE you know what you can legally do before you take steps. Most attorneys will do a free consultation, and might be willing to write a demand letter for a nominal fee.