My question involves landlord-tenant law in the State of: Saint Louis, Missouri
Need advice again. I have a client that has been living in a apartment complex for several years. Now this complex is a owned by a company that owns several mult-unit apartments in saint louis. It is not some small landlord. The maintence team, from what I've been told, is horrible. It took them several months just to repair a air conditioner. Currently, he has several problems. Now some are minor. The ceiling fan has broke in his living room, some electrical problems, and his bathroom toilet is leaking from the second floor to the kitchen. Its been leaking that way so long that the wall is soft to the touch and appears to have visiable blue green mold. He alerted them of this problem exactly three weeks ago. Nothing has been done. Here are the questions.
1. Can he get this repaired by someone else like an actual independent company and take this from the rent legally?
2. Is there any way he can get out of his lease. He has seven months left.
3. Also, what would be a way to handle there horrible response rate?
As usual thanks in advance for responses. Please no assumptions, I'm trying to get the best exact information for him as possible.