Asked in Land Use & Zoning and Landlord - Tenant for Louisiana

Q: If my lanlord doesnt fix rodent problem floor damange roof leakage in my home do i have the right to break my lease

We contacted her constantly about it but she makes up excuses we ca here the rodents at night tearing through the walls they jumped on our beds what should i do also my grandchild is almost due

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

A: Yes. You should always put issue in writing, give a reasonable notice to cure (or time delay provided in the written lease, if one), and if problem goes unfixed, then the Lessor has breached its duty. Lessor also has duty to provide safe, healthy environment, even if other warranties against vices were waived in the lease.

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