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So what you are saying is we have to pay the entire rent for the month, even though it is a hazard and we are required to use them many times a day due our bedrooms and shower being upstairs. We do have an injury lawyer and he advised us not to pay the rent until it is repaired but he will not represent us in that part of the lawsuit because he does not deal with property issues. So what you are saying is that we will be subject to an eviction notice and going to court for the judge to decide the rent issue. We have told him over and over about the stairs and he never cared.
I just do not understand why I have to pay the full amount or close to the full amount due to the negligence of the owner, this is not the first stair to break and we have notified him of the first one and he never took action. The stairs are not installed properly and he is being forced to repair them, and we are concerned that we and our children will get injured or worse. We have always paid our rent on time and we have other concerns like vermin and roaches in the place and he has done little to take care of the problem. We have had to pay for sprays and traps out of our pockets. So I think that we are just going to let him sue us in court. Our lease is up in a month anyways.
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