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