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I asked for a repair about 4 months ago, landlord finally

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HI I asked for a repair about 4 months ago, landlord finally fixed it, but I also complained about roaches so he send me a nasty message saying that the roaches were my fault and that he took pictures and video because "I don't clean" the repair on the ceiling was a water leak from the tub upstars, it was left open and I could see the discoloured wood. I was trying to get out of the lease agreement by arguing that the apartment was a hazard to my health
JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?
Customer: texas
JA: Has any paperwork been filed?
Customer: i have the history of the leak on the apartments website ...it was sent as a message... there were several messages sent and the final was sent this week
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: that is when he did not liked that I used the term hazard...and went on to blame me for not been clean and cover the whole in the ceiling the same day I felt harassed
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Real Estate Law
Expert:  Barrister replied 1 month ago.

Hello and welcome! My name is ***** ***** I am a licensed attorney and will try my best to help with your situation. There may be a slight delay in my responses as I type out an answer or reply.

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I have read your comments, but I am not sure what your legal question is?

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How long have you lived there?

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Were the roaches there when you moved in?

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Are you under a fixed term lease or are you month to month?

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thanks

Barrister

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
I am under a 1 year lease that is about to expire next month. I don't recall seeing roaches until the wet, humid ceiling was left uncovered in the restroom. I never complained to the landlord. I sent 2 messages regarding the leak and it was fixed but the ceiling was still left uncovered. I finally had enough because I've been noticing tons of roaches lately in the apartment.
Expert:  Barrister replied 1 month ago.

Ok, thank you for that information... What is your legal question I can help with?

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If your lease is up next month, and the landlord doesn't maintain the property, is moving an option?

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Have you sent the landlord a written request to have an exterminator cure the roach problem?

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thanks

Barrister