Can the owner ofthe trailer parkI live in allow the water to be cut off and no trash to be collected, if it is in black and white in my lease?

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Can the owner ofthe trailer parkI live in allow the water to be cut off and no trash to be collected, if it is in black and white in my lease?

My lease clearly states I pay $440 a month and it includes water and trash. We don’t have trash now because the city took the dumpster. The water has already been cut off before is getting shut off; $400 has to be paid to the city. I live here with my family of 7 which includes 4 kids.

Asked on January 8, 2012 under Real Estate Law, Florida

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

You certainly have what is known as a brach of contract - a lease i a contract - with the owner of the trailer park and it is obvious to me that the owner has not been paying the bills t the city for the water bill and the use of the dumpster.  You need to go down to your local landlord tenant court and advise them of the problems here.  Ask them to allow you to pay your rent in to court until the problems are corrected. Most important is the issue of the water and the kids.  It can not go on.  He has also breached you warranty of habitability.  Good luck. 


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