A mother of four is at her wits end saying no one has repaired a collapsed, leaking ceiling in her rental home.
All renters need to be aware of her frustration and what to do when your requests for repairs are ignored.
Mia Manalili adores her rented house where she lives with four of her children.
However, she claims that one of her daughters’ rooms has become uninhabitable due to the ceiling leaking every time it rains. It is now falling apart.
Manalili now has a bucket full of plaster and rubble. She says that her daughter is fortunate that he didn’t fall on her as she was lying in bed.
She said that this was the most important thing she did right now, because her son is here.
She said she had complained about water leaks for several months before the ceiling fell.
She said that she called the landlord and told them there was a bubble in the ceiling.
Manalili wonders about the time it will take for a landlord fix a leaky roof.
The ceiling could collapse if it rains again.
We reached out to the landlord. A spokesperson said that the house had a slate roof, and that slate repair shops were supported. We are hopeful that it will be fixed soon.
One week later, a roofing company arrived and began making repairs.
What to do if you can’t get help
So what can you do if a landlord doesn’t solve a serious problem?
Dan McCarthy, real estate attorney, said that you should: