Tenant Options if Your Landlord Won't Make Major Repairs

Tenant "big stick" remedies if your landlord won't handle serious habitability problems

If, despite your businesslike written repair requests, the landlord hasn’t fixed or addressed a serious problem that truly makes your rental unit uninhabitable—rats in the kitchen, for example—you will want to take stronger measures. Your options include one or more of what we call the “big sticks” in a tenant’s arsenal. Big stick remedies include:â

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