Hi, I've been renting a house for $2,100 per month for almost five years. 4 years ago a tree hit the roof during Hurricane Sandy. One of the skylights was dislodged and the roof has remained in the same state since the hurricane. The landlord said the insurance adjuster came to the house, but the landlord (who owns a roofing company) never fixed the roof or any of the gutters, pipes, patio, etc. that were damaged. He hasn't renewed my lease since the first year, and he hasn't repaired anything in the house since the hurricane. The interior drywall in the house is infested with mildew because of the gutters and roof. I've paid him every month anyway, with a hole in the roof, a mildew infestation, on and on. I'm fed up. What recourse do I have? Can I sue him for the rent from the hurricane forward?
JA: Because real estate
law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
Customer: New York, Sagaponack on Long Island zip code 11962
JA: Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: No, I've been tempted to go to the town was hoping this would be resolved. There are also a lot of code violations with the construction
of the house, which he built (basement stairs not to code, Washing machine water routed through a waste pipe, etc.).
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: I'm not a litigious person, but I've paid a ton of money to this landlord and I can't even have people over because of the condition that the house is in. I'm fed UP.