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I refused to pay the rent in August and September 2015

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I refused to pay the rent in August and September 2015 because my air conditioning had been leaking a year and a half. I gave them a letter in September stating my intentions and they never answered. They finally hired a professional a/c company to fix it as they had always relied on the "on property" maintenance men to do it. I lived with fallen ceilings, garbage pails and buckets, wet rugs, a/c noise because of no ceiling tiles for the summers of 2014 and 2015 in 110 degree weather here in Las Vegas, now we are on the 3rd property manager in a year! She is now issuing me a 5 day notice to pay or leave and wants over $4,000.00. She doesn't seem to care about the inconvenience and living conditions I suffered. I have lived in this apartment for FIFTEEN YEARS and never ran into this kind of problem and inability to communicate
with management (who are in another state and never returned my calls). How do I avoid eviction and not have to pay back rent for the time I was ignored?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Landlord-Tenant
Expert:  Alex J. Esq. replied 10 months ago.

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I am sorry to hear about this unfortunate situation.
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