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Contact the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin 1-866-900-7078

I have asked my landlord several times to fix a dangerous problem. What can I do to protect myself?

You are renting an apartment or a house, and you have noticed a dangerous problem. Maybe it is exposed wiring that could lead to fire or even electrocution. Maybe it is a loose floorboard that could lead to tripping and being injured on nearby furniture or appliance. Or maybe it is a leak that could lead to a slip or the accumulation of deadly black mold.

When you are renting an apartment or house, your landlord has a responsibility to make the dwelling safe. If you notice a potentially dangerous problem like those listed above, or similar, you should notify your landlord right away about the problem to have it fixed.

Unfortunately, not all landlords are responsive or meet their obligations. It is important to document what you have done to notify your landlord about the problem and your request to have it fixed. You can do this by sending your notification by e-mail or through a letter sent by certified mail. Be sure to provide details about the problem and to specifically ask to have it fixed. Take photos both for documentation and for sending in with your request to your landlord.

Simply asking your landlord verbally to fix the problem is not enough. Should your landlord neglect or refuse to fix the problem, it is important to have tangible documentation that you provided notification about the problem and requested to have it fixed. You can use this to appeal to a local housing court, or to take the matter further in a civil case, if necessary.

Should you become injured as a result of the problem, this documentation will become even more important.

North Carolina Personal Injury Lawyers

If you have become injured because of a problem in your apartment or house that your landlord refused to fix, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Call the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin at 1-866-900-7078 for a free evaluation of your case and to find out if one of our North Carolina personal injury lawyers may be able to help you.

Contact Information

Raleigh Law Office

5848-100 Faringdon Place
Raleigh, NC 27609
Phone: 919-834-1184
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078

Durham Law Office

280 South Mangum Street, Suite 400
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: 919-688-4991
Fax: 800-716-7881

Fayetteville Law Office

517 Owen Drive
Fayetteville, NC 28304
Phone: 910-488-0611
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078

Charlotte Law Office

1001 Morehead Square Drive, Suite 350
Charlotte, NC 28203
Phone: 704-599-1078
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078

New Bern Law Office

1505 South Glenburnie Rd, Unit P
New Bern, NC 28562
Phone: 252-634-9010
Toll Free: 1-866-780-3422

Greenville Law Office

702 G Cromwell Dr.
Greenville, NC 27858
Phone: 252-355-5205
Toll Free: 1-866-780-3227

Greensboro Law Office

300 N. Greene Street, Suite 850
Greensboro, North Carolina 27401
Phone: 336-665-7072
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078

Goldsboro Law Office

214 South William Street, Suite 3
Goldsboro, NC 27530
Phone: (919)-731-2581
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078

Henderson Law Office

514 Dabney Drive, Suite 200
Henderson, NC 27536
Phone: 252-492-4600
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078

Roanoke Rapids Law Office

709 Julian R. Allsbrook Highway
Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870
Phone: 252-537-9670
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078

Rocky Mount Law Office

3202 Sunset Avenue, Suite B
Rocky Mount, NC 27804
Phone: 252-937-4730
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078

Sanford Law Office

703-B South Horner Boulevard
Sanford, NC 27330
Phone: 919-775-1564
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078

Wilson Law Office

2315 Airport Blvd Suite A
Wilson, North Carolina 27896
Phone: 252-246-9090
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078

Winston-Salem Law Office

301 N. Main Street, Suite 2409-C
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078