Statesville, NC asked in Landlord - Tenant for North Carolina

Q: Can i take a small claims case out on my landlord for reimbursement on utility's that are was not my fault.

A small water line broke which caused our bill to be almost $300 he did fix it a week later and my central air unit wasnt working took 2 1/2 months to fix my bill is close to $600 for 1 month. Our average water bill is $30 a month and a little less than $300 for electric. I have had to use my resourses to pay the bills that i shouldn't have had to use due to the landlord knowing it was their fault not mine.

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Paige Kurtz
Paige Kurtz
  • Raleigh, NC
  • Licensed in North Carolina

A: If the landlord is in breach of your written lease, then a small claims action is appropriate for any damages that you believe you have suffered.

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