Irving, TX asked in Contracts, Landlord - Tenant, Consumer Law and Products Liability for Texas

Q: Void a rental contract because smells of the previous tenants death (unattended).

I signed into a least contract that was deceptive at viewing I learned too late. all windows were open at showing, I thought to show off the many windows in the unit. It was a look and lease and after signing and paying, the finally gave me keys. when windows closed smells of death. previous tenant died unattended in the unit in smells terrible windows open at time of viewing hid this fact. now when the doors are closed to enter the unit you step in and step out is so haynous .. but the lease manager although I've never had full set of keys to enter the unit nor did they have the proper size air conditioner in for that size unit put in among other things that they did not do for me to be able to make it my homethey are holding me responsible for the one yearly that I signed a feel like it deceptive trade practices in respect to the smell and the windows open or bait and switch possibly. But I have not taken possession. I began with concerns on 3/22 on the 4/01 not 1 was addressed..

1 Lawyer Answer
Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick
  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Tallahassee, FL

A: You may have sufficient legal reasons to allow you to get out of this lease; However, you should take the lease and all related documents to a local lawyer and ask for their assistance.

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