Q: We have spent over 5000 dollars to make the property we are renting,is our landlord responsible to reimburse us?
When we initially were moving in to this property the previous tenants had left it uninhabitable, our landlord lives out of state and we needed a place to live,so we took possession of the house and the mission to make it livable-entire kitchen rebuilt,plumbing for bathroom,etc,,,. Still have no window screens no locking sliding glass doors,the landlord has done nothing except pressure wash the house. Our question is we have given him receipts totaling over 5000 dollars,does he have the right to not reimburse us?
A: Did the landlord agree (in writing) to reimburse you prior to the repairs being made? What does your lease say regarding repairs? I am unable to answer your question based off of the facts you have submitted. I would suggest having an experienced landlord-tenant attorney review your lease and any other documents that you have that support your claim.
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