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Old 08-05-2008, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Well last night I got home around 1am and walked through my door and splash splash theres probaly 2 or 3 inches of water over 80% of my place, so it was nothing major. All of my stuff is wet but nothing important really got ruined. So onto the ? Ive been wanting to move to a different area for awhile. Do you guys think this would be a legit way to get out of a lease and get my security deposit back? I signed a year lease and its not up till febuary. Are there any health concerns or something I could bring up...? Right not I still have a bunch of water in there and Im at work and I havent told the lanlord yet trying to think of something to get me out. Anyone have any ideas or had this happen before?
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Old 08-05-2008, 09:05 AM
 
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This happened to me many moons ago. The landlord put me up in a hotel while they re-carpetted the place and let it dry out. They put tile in one room and re-graded the adjacent parking lot. Mold was a concern, but I couldn't get out of the lease because the landlord did everything they could. You could always try, however!

Once again, this is one reason I will never again live in a garden unit. Nor will I store anything valuable in my basement.
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Old 08-05-2008, 02:46 PM
 
Location: Tower Grove East, St. Louis, MO
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You haven't told your landlord it's flooded yet? That probably makes you liable for something - you have a responsibility to let your landlord fix the situation as Lookout kid's did.
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Old 08-05-2008, 03:29 PM
 
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Seriously. Tell your landlord. Immediately. If you don't, you don't have options, really.
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Old 08-05-2008, 03:29 PM
 
Location: Not where you ever lived
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Call the landlord, your insurance company and be very aware that mold thrives on water and oxygen and it is the nubmer two killer in Illinois.
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Old 08-05-2008, 04:29 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Well I told my lanlord this morning after I got to work. He told me that he would drop off a mop for me and a few towels. So I told him he obviously didnt understand the situation and go and take a look at it. I brought up me moving out and he just ignored it so I doubt that will be happening.
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Old 08-05-2008, 06:15 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Well I told my lanlord this morning after I got to work. He told me that he would drop off a mop for me and a few towels. So I told him he obviously didnt understand the situation and go and take a look at it. I brought up me moving out and he just ignored it so I doubt that will be happening.

Contact the Chicago Tenants Assocation. Also, check out your mositure/mold addendum if you have one. He has a responsibility to fix it. If not, you could 100% get out of the lease (read your lease- I'm sure he's violating it). Start taking pics and keeping track of when/what has happened.
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Old 08-05-2008, 07:47 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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This is yet another reason to have renters insurance.

The landlord needs to pump all the water out of there.
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