If I didn’t pay rent on my house due to a broken window and heaters that was not repaired for 5 months, can I be held responsible?

Asked on October 31, 2011 under Real Estate Law, Alabama


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

Yes, you can be evicted for not paying rent, and/or sued for the rent by the landlord. That's not to say that you have no rights, or might not also be owed compensation; but withholding rent is the wrong way to vindicate or exercise your rights.

All leases have what's called an

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