If your dwelling is in need of serious repairs, you may consider using either of the following approaches to pressure your landlord to fix the problem.

RENT WITHOLDING, A court decision has said that in each rental agreement there is an implied warranty of “habitability” (i.e., a landlord must put a building into a condition fit for human occupancy). You cannot sign away your right to this warranty of “habitability”.

If you decide to withhold rent, it can be complicated process and you should speak with a lawyer, contact PPSC for information on how to proceed.

REPAIR AND DEDUCT, you can also try to get the repairs made using the steps outlined in a law which says that a landlord must repair all problems which fall under minimum obligations of habitability.

Contact PPSC for information on how to proceed.