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My basement bedroom in the house I rent is not legal?
“I recently discovered that the basement “bedroom” I’ve been living in for the past year is technically illegal (ceiling height of support beam about 6’2″). Our landlord is absolutely horrible; breaks rules, genuinely rude to us (5 of us in mid-20s), fails to deposit our rent checks on time, doesn’t give full 24 hours before she shows up (even if she does give us notice!), keeps the house furnished with her furniture and demands us to pay for her ancient furniture that breaks — I could go on. Is there anything I can do with this information? I spoke with a family friend who is a lawyer who looked over our lease agreement and said there are a lot of legal problems with it. She even writes things in pen to add to the lease. My question is: would it even be of any benefit to me to act on this? This woman is so out of touch (in her 80s, at least) and has made for a not-so-great living situation. Thanks.”
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