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DearCustomer- So long as the drive is being plowed within a reasonable time of the snowfall you really can't control the situation. You probably don't even have a right to break your lease but if your landlord is willing to allow you to move then you can do so. I understand your frustration but since you don't own the property you can't dictate the policy on maintenance.
Your suggestions sound reasonable but the landlord is not obliged to accept these proposals.
David Kennett - JD - Attorney at law
You can argue that, however your claim would be as a breach of your lease and your remedy would be to move. There's just no way to force him to plow snow when you want it plowed since I would presume that everyone wants their snow plowed at the same time which is impossible. There's nothing "illegal" about any of this as there are no actual statutes being violated. If you feel that your needs are not being met then you should notify him in writing that he is in breach of your lease and that you intend to move.
I completely agree with you but I have to give the answers from a legal perspective, not my own opinion. One thing you may want to consider the next time you sign a lease is to spell out in the lease anything you specifically want the landlord to do so you have some power to enforce your wants and needs. Thanks for using our service and have a Happy New Year. Spring can't be far away!
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