I have lived in my apartment for 4 years. The paint is chipping off th

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  • Gk Gk on Apr 28, 2018
    Need some more info here is give you an answer! Is there something your landlord can do for you?
  • Peter Peter on Apr 28, 2018
    Renting - 4 years... see your lease... most would provide for repainting by now.
  • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Apr 28, 2018
    Hi Sherry,
    If you want to paint your apartment, you'll probably need permission from your landlord. In certain situations, the landlord is actually responsible for repainting - especially if the paint is chipping. Try giving your landlord a call to see what s/he says about your situation and whether they will or won't have it painted for you or at least supply the paint. I hope this helps. Wishing you the best.
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    • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Apr 29, 2018
      Oh Sherry, that's a shame. In my opinion, unless you purposely messed it up, it's not right either. And even if it was something you did, you should have the right to be able to fix it. If you've been living there 4 years, there certainly should be some wear & tear that they should expect. Your question got cut off so where is the paint chipping? Maybe we can come up with an idea.
  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Apr 28, 2018
    If paint is peeling in your apartment go to the manager and have him come look at it. If he will supply the paint he may let you repaint, but if they have people that do it, let them do it. That way if there is a boo-boo, they can't blame you. Always ask permission to do anything to the apartment or you may not get your deposit back. I lived in the same place for fourteen years and they wouldn't paint, and then turned around and tried to charge me to paint after we moved out. They tried to charge me for everything they did to the place after we moved out that they should have done anyway.
  • Janice Janice on Apr 29, 2018
    Sounds as if you are in a rather bad situation. If possible, drop by the manager's office to visit. Be upbeat and try to learn when the apartment house was built and first painted. If before 1978, let them know you are concerned about the chipping because of lead-based paint that might be showing now that the paint is chipping. If you find out the apartment was built and painted at any time before 1978, they are liable if you have health issues, and there's a Federal law that they are required to inform you when you leased the place, that there was a possibility of it having lead-based paint. You can check out the construction date if necessary by contacting the city where you reside. Due some background searching on line or at the library about lead base paint issues....then you will have more leverage for your request.
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