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Old 11-06-2015, 08:14 PM
 
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My sister as been renting a house since june of this year and there has been a sewage leak the entire time it took it took until the end of October. My nephew (age of 5) lives with her and her daughter (age of 7) is there half the time. The Sewage's Odor was present 24/7, even more so in hot weather. She first brought the problem in August. The land lord upon having this brought to their attention was apathetic and made no attempt to even evaluate let alone address the issue. In the beginning of October she called the health department and they came out to inspect. It was then she was told there was sewage constantly leaking into the crawl space that more than likely had been leaking before she leased the property. what are her rights in the situation? What Legal Action Can we take? Is there a particular attourney who specializes in these cases in ?Louisville Any and all: advice, information, consultation, assistance, etc. Is Greatly needed and appreciated.
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Old 11-06-2015, 08:26 PM
 
Location: Santa Monica, Ca
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One would think that the health department would cite the LL upon discovery... No matter how long the situation had been going on. ??
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Old 11-06-2015, 10:49 PM
 
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One would think that the health department would cite the LL upon discovery... No matter how long the situation had been going on. ??
Not only that, but I'd imagine that would make the home inhabitable, which means the lease could be voided.
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Old 11-08-2015, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Manitowoc, Wi
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I've seen Judge Judy kick the arses of landlords like this. I'm no expert and obviously second hand experience based on a pop culture tv show doesn't hack it, but I would think the lease contract is void as well. You would be in your rights to move without repercussions from the landlord. If he/she decided to bring you to court they would most certainly lose and you could likely win a counter suit against them. Document everything with pictures and official reports from the health department. Try to get the landlord to sign something proving knowledge of the situation. There must be a social service available to you to help you know what to do legally. I wouldn't want to continue live in a place with a landlord like that though. That's the kind of thing that would reoccur.
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Old 11-08-2015, 09:36 PM
 
Location: New York
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The issue has been fixed. What damages did your sister or her children suffer?
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