If a landlord refuses to complete any repairs to his property, can i refuse to pay rent? House needs multiple repair, roof, ceilings.
My now ex fiance abandoned me, our children and our house. We had a verbal agreement that I would pay $300 a month in rent and he'd do all the necessary repairs to the house. The roof leaks every time it rains, the ceiling in the kitchen is about to cave in. 2 of the 4 bedrooms ceilings has already caved in. There is insulation hanging from the ceilings. Black mold is growing on the rest of the ceilings and in the closets. There is a tree that was stuck by lighting over the summer and is still laying there. I have repeatedly asked him to do all or at least some of the necessary repairs but he always has an excuse as to why he can't. I have stopped paying rent for the last couple of months until he does something. Now he is threatening me that he is going to evict me and his children. What are my rights? Can I be evicted without notice? I have paid a least 1/3 of the mortgage payments since the house was bought. I have paid for half of all the repairs since then to. Just can't get over how someone can just throw their own children out in the streets.