I recently moved into an apartment that was in less than stellar shape. While my apartment building is one of the older ones in the area and I expected a little wear and tear, I was in for quite a shock when I moved in.
In addition the huge mess the previous tenants had left, there were bugs crawling around, cabinet doors that were falling off the hinges and a crack in my floor that had created a mini-crater in the entryway of my room. Fortunately, my landlord is extremely easy to work with and took care of the problems immediately.
However, my recent experience made me realize how important it is for renters to understand when to call their landlord and what types of maintenance renters are responsible for. Here are some common landlord tenant problems that may occur in your apartment and who is responsible for them.