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By Failing to Give Adequate Notice of Repairs, Tenant Loses Right to an Abatement

When a landlord sought Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C.’s help after his tenant withheld rent for seven months, the attorneys at Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. defended the landlord and prevailed in the case.

In this case, a tenant withheld rent for seven months due to defective conditions in his apartment, including: cracks in the bedroom walls, pealing paint by the radiator and in the bathroom, exposed gas and plumbing pipes in the kitchen, no use of his stove, and accumulation of garbage in the public area. However, the attorneys at Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. successfully demonstrated that the landlord failed to receive adequate notice of the defective conditions.

Consequently, the tenant was not issued an abatement and was ordered to pay the rent that was past due.

Adam Leitman Bailey represented the client in this matter.

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