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Good afternoon. Prior to taking possession, did you address this with the landlord?
Thank you. You have two options here. The first, is to ask that the rent be reduced, as a result of this, the inconvenience and the rental not being in the same condition as agreed to when you signed the lease. However, if you took possession, knowing it was in this condition, you may not have a basis to simply break the lease and vacate, since the home is habitable. The second option would be to argue that this is interfering with your right to quiet enjoyment and the use of the rental and as a result of the delay, you want to vacate. If you moved in and took possession but this is now taking longer then expected, it may be hard to walk away and break the lease, since the landlord may try and sue you. This is why it could be better to try and work with him for a reduced rent, until this is complete.
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