By Anonymous - 30/12/2015 02:14 - United States - Las Vegas
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Check your lease. It should cover this situation. If not, call the organization that owns the apartments. The managers are rarely the top dogs.
I definitely can relate!! I bought first house and even had the house inspected. After I got the okay from everyone and moved in, there were insects and other vermin in the house. I threatened to go as far as sue the previous owner, until she had the house completely fumigated..
If all else fails get a cat. I did that when my landlord didn't want to do anything helpful.
See how they like it when you withhold rent next month . Bet it gets taking care of real fast
Withholding rent is not immature. If you pay to rent a place you are entitled to get what you paid for. The proper way to go about it is to put the rent in an escrow account at a bank with your landlord as the second party. This shows that OP intends to pay while also keeping the funds from the landlord until the matter is handled. OP should check their local laws and their lease to see what their options are. Sometimes a couple traps fix it, sometimes it doesn't. What I find more upsetting was the manager's reaction. In my state what he told OP would be illegal. The upkeep of the premises is the landlord's legal obligation. If OP has the legal right, I would suggest they use an escrow account. If the manager is blaming OP for the mice, what will they blame them for next time?
agree with comment 2/8 look into lease and renters rights then if you find something that helps your case send them the exterminators receipt along with the rent, with the amount on the receipt subtracted, not to mention if its an apartment building I'm sure the mice aren't just secluded to yours alone, talk to your neighbors well, shitty property management always sucks