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My apartment has flooded and the damage is going to take about two months to repair. Do I have to keep paying my landlord rent while the repairs are taking place?

by Guest767  |  6 years, 8 month(s) ago

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My apartment has flooded and the damage is going to take about two months to repair. Do I have to keep paying my landlord rent while the repairs are taking place?

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  1. Guest767

     Yes. If you stop paying rent you are at risk for being evicted for non-payment of rent. Even if you have to move out while the repairs are taking place you should still pay rent. It is possible for you to come to an alternative agreement with your landlord with regard to the payment of rent during this time. Any agreement should be in writing and clearly state what your intentions are in altering the terms of the original lease agreement and be signed by both of you. In the absence of such an agreement you should keep paying rent. You can also give notice to end your tenancy, if it is periodic, with the required amount of paid notice.

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