Question: I rented a house. Put down deposit and first month rent. Owner was still workig on house when I moved in and used my utilities to do roof and stucco house. Never got gas turned on because he did not get a permit and was fined. Only had electric in one bedroom. Had no cooling and no hot water. Then I got a 10 notice to get out and I had only been in house for 15 days. I requested my deposit back and some of the eletric paid on a 200 dollar bill. I signed with a leasing company and now they say I have to contact the owner but wont give my any contact information. What can I do?
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May 31, 2011