- May 12, 2006
So I have contacted our land lord several times (he lives in Northern Michigan and the apartment is south of Chicago) because the apartment we are going to move into after the wedding has VERY murky water. We bought a brita pitcher that we use to filter the water and we hadn''t taken the lid off after the first filtering cycle until this past weekend and noticed the bottom was covered in mud. This obviously shows you how nasty the water is...he stated that a pipe burst in Feb. because it got so cold and that we will have to wait for the pipes to clear. The neighbors have lived there for 4 years and said it''s happened like 4 times and this time I just hasn''t got better. My dad''s a plumber and says he can fix it. He could buy and install the parts but I was wondering if we should just tell the land lord he has to find someone to fix it just to eliminate any chance that my dad messes something up. Also...he hasn''t even contacted anyone about this issue and it''s been since Feb. If I contact a plumber and have them fix it and pay for it can i take this off my rent? What is the length of time I should give him? Thanks for the help....my fiancee is flipping out about this guy because we move in in 6 weeks and the water is so nasty we wouldn''t even shower in it.....UGH! stupid people trying to be land lords!