Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Sugarloaf, ME / Philly
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Well here is the thing, my friend is already moving out because of the asshole, plus he found a better place so it is win/win. Also the landlord is pretty chill, and says he can't evict him without proof he stole stuff...
As for the whole withholding rent stuff, I have looked in to it for my buddy, and you have to start a court case and open a new bank account that the rent is deposited in to. At which point, if the problem is not fixed, you do not have to pay, but if it is fixed, the balance of the account must be transferred to the landlord.
Pretty much withholding rent is a huge pain in the ass to do legally, and since the landlord is a super chill guy, I don't want to do anything that makes life harder for him. Keep in mind my friend is only staying in this apt for another 2 months, and just wants to get back at the asshole fucking up his routine.