who is responsible??
Hello. We recently moved into a new apartment, in PA, on 3/13/10. I require a handheld shower head due to a disability. I bought the shower head and tried to install it but found out that the current shower head is corroded onto the pipe. I informed the land lord and she said that she would have someone come and replace the shower head for me. The person came to the house and did not fix the shower head. A few hours later I received an email from the landlord stating that "yes the pipe is corroded" but "no she will not fix it". She claims that I am responsible for repairing this since I am the one who wants to put on the new shower head. She also stated that if any further damage occurs as a result of me installing my shower head that I am responsible for it. Obviously the person who came to switch the shower heads noticed a bigger problem that the landlord does not want to deal with.
I understand that I am responsible for supplying my own shower head for such a request but am I also responsible for her corroded pipes to be repaired so that I can fit my shower head on? It is impossible for me to bath safely and properly without having the hand held shower head. I'm not sure what my rights are here. Any ideas?
Thanks for your time.