Cleveland, OH asked in Real Estate Law for Ohio

Q: Can I deduct a % of my payment because the backyard landscape of the property has not been finished after 3 months?

I have moved into the property 3 months ago and the landscape was not done and is still not done today. I made all the monthly payments in full so far, but due to not being able to use the property appropriately I would like to deduct 10% of each monthly payment until the landscape is finished. I have made a written complaint about the landscape on their maintenance website, but there was no response from the landlord and they marked the complaint as completed. Since they are not communicating with me in writing about this, I would like to make the deduction of the next payment for the prior 3 months.

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Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: If you don't pay in full, then they can take legal action against you for collection. Work it out with them, or use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local attorney to advise you.

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