I am having some issues with my landlord. He thinks it is my responsibility to fix my furnace. When I told him that it wasnt in this email he called me at 0700 this morning while I was in the shower the voice mail was basicly him screaming in the voice mail that I was threatening him in my email and telling me to either "change my attitude or get out". He then called me at about 1600 and screamed at my some more thing i was able to get out during him screaming at me was "what did you find threatening about the email?" His response was he didn't call me to answer any questions. then screamed at me some more then hung up. I am extremely frustrated I have never rented before and I think I need some legal consult. If any of you know any good lawyer that work in dupage I would greatly appreciate there names and numbers.
My initial email which started all of this
My Lease states "Tenant will be responible for all repairs under $100.00. Landlord will consider reasonable repairs above that amount if advanded notice and communication to a mutually agreed repair and budget are agreed in writing."
No where on the lease does it state that I am resposible for the first 100.00 dollars of a repair. I am trying to comply with the terms set forth in the lease by giving "advanced notice and communitcation". I interpited the response we recieved was basicly that we are on our own. This is a repair that I will be amazed if it cost less than 100 dollars. Under Illinois state law the heat is your responability. I expect you to have something done immediately to correct the problem.
Also this house does not have any smoke detectors which is your responability and I expect them to be installed promptly. Illinois has also passed a law stating "
Every dwelling unit shall be equipped with at least one
approved carbon monoxide alarm in an operating condition within
15 feet of every room used for sleeping purposes."
This goes into effect 01/01/2007
I expect these issues to be taken care of.
This was my email after i recieved the phone call this afternoon
If you ever call me again you will do it to have a conversation. You will not call me to try to intimidate me, belittle me, or bully me in any other way and then hang up on me. Any other phone call to me in that manner I will consider harassment.