Shippenville, PA asked in Landlord - Tenant for Pennsylvania

Q: What rights do I have as a renter if the landlord is refusing to repair the leaking roof which is causing mold growth

A tree fell on the house in May 2017. Landlord was notified immediately. A month later an adjuster assessed the damages. Another month before contractors started work. There were 5 areas leaking when it rained. The dining room was open through the ceiling/roof to outside. The contractors installed a metal roof and partially repaired the damages inside. The roof continues to leak. The landlord has been notified multiple times in writing and with photos/videos. Multiple forms of mold is growing throughout the home. Can anything legally be done?

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A: If you still like to abide by the rent agreement and continue living there, then you must formally write to LL for fixing up of the damaged roof part within xxx days. Or otherwise, you will have no choice except to manage repair at his cost deductible out of rent. In that case, you must obtain quotations from local contractors and share with LL for his information.

Last but not the least, you can find out another place to stay there and serve a proper notice on LL as specified in your agreement.

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