Buna, TX asked in Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Louisiana

Q: Can I break my lease?

My landlord refuses to answer phone calls. She refuses to deal with any issues in the house. My doctor wrote out a note stating that being I am pregnant the house is becoming a hazard to my health and my unborn childs because water and electricity in the home is unreliable but I have no way to get the letter to my landlord because she left us with no address.

1 Lawyer Answer
Christie Tournet
Christie Tournet
  • Mandeville, LA
  • Licensed in Louisiana

A: Send written notice as required under the lease. If it goes uncured and you have confirmation of health issues with your environment specifically, you likely have cause to terminate. Seek another leased premises, move out, leave in like condition as to when leased, and you may also be able to demand return of deposit.

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