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Old 09-02-2010, 04:26 AM   #1
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I am living in an apartment right now and for reasons i wont go into moving out or asking the landlord for repairs is impossible. currently the place is so full of holes that if some one smokes outside i can smell it in the kitchen on the second floor. attached is an ms paint drawing of one of my bedroom windows.

The bedroom so hot in the summer that i get sick every day and so cold in winter that i am in constant pain. ac and heat doesn't work and i cant install a window unit because all the windows are sealed closed. i was hoping for some advice.
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Old 09-02-2010, 08:15 AM   #2
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Any repairs you do without the landlords approval can leave you responsible for damages
If you were to caulk or seal the window the landlord could then say you damaged the window & are responsible for repairs

I used the window plastic wrap to go over windows when I had an Apt
Its removeable & installed correctly will not leave any trace once removed

Notifiy the landlord of the problem just to cover yourself
And legally the landlord is responsible to fix this

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Old 09-02-2010, 08:34 AM   #3
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I second the plastic window wrap. My last apartment (half side of a duplex) had the draftiest windows in the world, especially in the basement. I put the plastic sheets on the windows during the winter and the place kept warmer and the bills went down.
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It sounds like you need to find a new apartment/landlord.
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I am living in an apartment right now and for reasons i wont go into moving out or asking the landlord for repairs is impossible.

The bedroom so hot in the summer that i get sick every day and so cold in winter that i am in constant pain. ac and heat doesn't work and i cant install a window unit because all the windows are sealed closed. i was hoping for some advice.
Call the City and/or the local news if the landlord does nothing. If you signed a lease and jump(move) it'll hurt you down the road.
He/she may let you out of your lease but that won't hurt your credit.
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