My question involves landlord-tenant law in the State of: Minnesota.
I'll try to make it brief. It's stated in the lease that management agrees to cover all maintenance on the grounds, etc. For the past 2 months, now going on 3, they have plowed all the snow in front of my garage. I am unable to get my vehicle in and out of there. I have contacted them several times about this over the past 2 months, since early December.
First, they said they'd take care of it so I let it go and it also kept snowing so I figured I'd give them a break. Time went by and late January, I spoke with someone about it and asked why it hadn't been removed and demanded action. The lady seemed very sincere and apologetic and said she would get it removed right away. She took my number and said she would call me that day. I never heard back. That was on Friday, 31JAN2011. The following Monday I left a message for the office and I wasn't exactly mannerly...though I didn't use any severe profanity as much as I wanted to. I told them that they should reimburse me for the past 2 months, and that I wasn't paying for the garage rent this month until the snow is removed. And again, I left my number and asked to be called back. I heard nothing.
My roomate is dropping the rent with them Monday and obviously I can see they will have a problem with me not paying, so my question is can anything be done here legally? They are breaking their own lease.