I was hoping you could help me figure out my options for my current living situation. I currently reside in an apartment
that I moved into in February 2015. A couple of months after I had moved in, construction
began right next door to me, tearing down an old building and erecting new condos. Very soon after construction began, I started noticing cracks throughout my apartment. Since then (over one year later) the cracks have grown exponentially - cracks along the lengths of walls, along the ceiling, damage to window panes - and I now have water damage on one wall from construction activities.
From the first appearance of the cracks, I notified the construction foreman and my management company. I have provided photos and emails on a consistent basis over the past year. I have had engineers come in to inspect the cracks (assuring the cracks were not life threatening). I have requested updates regarding plans
to fix the problems over the past year and have never received an answer.
I have been tempted to withhold rent in the past, but was not sure if this was a good idea. I have lived in a damaged apartment for almost the entire length of my stay there with no resolve proposed. Could you please let me know if there's anything I can do, or if I'm owed back rent? Anything like that?
Thank you for your help,