Tuesday, September 09, 2008

What do you think? Opinions, please!

If a tenant's disgusting living habits cause there to be roaches in a house that for the previous eight years never had any, does the tenant have the right to withhold rent until the landlord calls an exterminator, even though they have never informed the landlord of the problem until sending a letter saying they are withholding rent?

And if the tenant signed a lease agreeing to keep the house clean but is such a disgusting pig that they attract roaches, would the landlord be justified in not renewing that lease?


1 comment:

  1. They cannot with hold rent and yes, you don't have to renew. If they are not keeping the place clean then they are in violation of the lease....but then again I am not a lawyer