Renovations while stilll paying rent?
My family and I just moved out of our old apartment into a new house. Unfortunately, our landlord will not let us out of our lease and we still have 3 months to go. We went to check the mail the other day because we have been moved out for about a month now and the landlord was inside the apt. doing repairs and renovations. The wood floors are partially sanded, all of the blinds are taken off of the windows, the rooms have been repainted, covers are off light switches and outlets, paneling has been removed from a wall and is leaning up against another, doors are removed from bedroom closets, there is a large compressor in the middle of the living room, there are paint supplies, blinds, chemicals, a power saw, step stool, vacuum, and lighting all strewn across one of the rooms. I am still paying rent for this place. I never gave her permission to do this. If something happened to my house today, I should be able to go back to my apt. and live there since I am still paying rent. This place is not liveable. Also, all of the utilities are still in my name, so I am paying for her to heat and light the place while she is working. I am thinking about transferring all of the utilities back into her name and not paying rent anymore. What do you think?