Q: My window was broken into and my landlord will not replace the window. Is this illegal?
She said that if she sent someone out to look at the window and nothing was wrong with it that I would have to pay the service charge. Is this illegal as well?
A: While I wouldn't deem it illegal per se, it is generally your landlord's responsibility to make such repairs. Give your landlord notice in writing of the broken window and your need to have it fixed. Mail it via certified mail with return receipt requested. Then, if the landlord doesn't repair it within 14 days, consult with a local landlord tenant attorney who can advise you of your legal options at that point. Depending on where the apartment is, you might have the right to repair the window yourself and deduct the cost from your rent, but as I said, consult with an attorney before doing anything yourself.
Best of luck.
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