Q: our basement flooded on August 1st due to a bad sump pump-ruining the carpet, can i short pay rent until it is fixed
A: Withholding rent is always a risky maneuver. May you have a right to claim a Warranty of Habitability issue or a constructive eviction as a result of the flooding? Yes - you may but I recommend that you consult with an attorney about the facts and your possible courses of action before you withhold rent.
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