Q: Can a property manger or reality company be sued for lack of property maintenance?
Leaky, molded hole in ceiling. Faulty wiring, rodent infestation
A: As a general answer: each city has its own rules about maintenance, in addition Ohio's statutory and common law requirements. Many tenants with apartment issues have found assistance with their city's code enforcement division, who can mandate changes to comply with the code. Other tenants have found assistance with escrowing rent when their landlords don't respond to a demand letter. Learn more here: https://www.fcmcselfhelpcenter.org/legal-issues/landlordtenant-issues/escrow/
Any individual legal issue would need to be addressed directly with an attorney.
A: As a general answer, yes they can be sued, but every suit has different facts and each community has different codes about what is required as to maintenance. There may also be language in your lease about who is responsible for what aspects of upkeep and notice provisions to inform landlord/property manager about problems before actions can be taken. Ingeneral, I agree with Troy that your specific case should be discussed with a lawyer directly.
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