I'm moving at the end of the month, and I have yet to pay my November rent. My deposit will cover my December rent, and I'm debating whether or not to make up November.
The reason I haven't paid my November rent is because I don't even have an address for my landlord. He comes into our apartment to get the rent. He's come in twice while I've been in the shower, and I generally write him a check when he knocks on the door. This is after we asked him to give us 24 hours notice before entering our apartment. I won't leave a check lying around for him because three apartments in the building have been robbed since I moved in two years ago. You see, the front door to the building doesn't lock, another thing I've asked him to fix numerous times. In addition, I only have about one hot shower a week, the heat is not sufficient at times and our bathroom light has been broken for over a month...the light bulb that's hanging from the ceiling with exposed wires, that is.
I could make a laundry list of all of the repairs I've had to make on my own, or all the times I've fallen down the decaying stairs. Maybe I should. Maybe I should do it in a letter to him instead of paying the last month's rent that I owe him.
When I called to give him my 30-day's notice he yelled at me for fifteen minutes. He said I had an obligation to move out the same month I moved in. However, I asked him for a lease multiple times and never received one.
What would you do? Would you pay the rent?