ShouldItake my landlords to court for partial back rent and moving fees if we had to move due to health and safety issues?

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ShouldItake my landlords to court for partial back rent and moving fees if we had to move due to health and safety issues?

I had to move out after 3 months since Iwas not provided hot water. Also, the return from the furnace was coming into my home with lethal amounts of carbon monoxide.

Asked on February 2, 2012 under Real Estate Law, Colorado

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

If you feel strongly that you overpaid for the unit you were renting due to the health and safety issues you are writing about, then bringing an action against the former landlord possibly in small claims court is your right.

In order to prove your case, make sure you show prepared with the proper evidence to prove your case and damages. Such evidence would be photographs, the lease, witnesses and any reports from public agencies stating that the rental was a health problem for the occupants.


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