My landlord is doing major construction
in the basement for seepage and leakage that I've had to clean up for years everytime it rains. This will be going on for 3 to 4 weeks. People will be carting in equipment through the living room and carting out debris like cement out through the room. My washer and dryer has been disconnected for this time and she has raised my rent $250. a month. I told her I would pay the raise when all the work was completed and everything put back to normal. She refused to negotiate the increase. She also refuses to accept putting off the increase till the work is done. My living space has been reduced quite a bit and my townhouse
will be in an uproar everyday for 3 to 4 weeks. I refused to pay the increase but have paid the regular payment. Am I wrong here? What else can I do?
JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
Customer: I am in Highland Park, Illinois.
JA: Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: No, but what would be filed or reported?
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: I had boxes in the basement that I had to get a mover and storage place for. Mnay boxes and items were destroyed due to 2 bad rains and a drain overage in July. My landlord would not help in sharing the payment for any of this.