Q: Last week some inspectors from the city asked to come into my apartment and check for code compliance. I said OK, and they found a few violations (stuff I'd asked my landlord to fix many times). I understand that they gave my landlord a "fix-it ticket," and he did the work. But he was annoyed with me for letting them in; he said I should've said "no," and told him about the visit. He claims he would have fixed the problems right away, but now he has a "record." He's asked me to move when my lease is up. Is there anything I can do about that? --Sheri L. A: Your landlord appears to be retaliating against you for consenting to an inspection by city authorities. He is correct in one respect: You probably could have refused to let the inspectors in. Bu...
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