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Landlord nearly set our house on fire + other tenancy issues
Alright so, i have a question because for the life of me i cannot find the answer in casual research and it is a pretty weird situation going on here.
Short version of it is that i am moving out of my current place because my landlady keeps partying all the time in the middle of the week on work days, and in the mornings and is pretty much drunk off her ass 85% of the week, every week. It's like living under a night club. Annoying yes.
Fast forward to last night, she decided i guess at like 2am she wanted to make food, so she decided hey, lets put a pile of food on the stove top, crank it to full and then i dunno...go to sleep? So the stuff started to catch on fire at about 3am, i work at a bar so i come home pretty late and was just going to sleep at this time. Well i start smelling smoke, and i hear the fire alarm go off above me.
Well i knew it was food, so i tried to wake up the landlady, banged on the front door, the door inside that goes from my suite to the upstairs, tried to call her twice and got zero response from her. So, figured she wasnt home and i couldnt get up there and the smoke was getting worse. So i ended up calling the fire department, 911 to get something done about it. Oh and not to mention i am staying with my SO right now and she has a 2 year old son.
So here we all are, standing outside at 3am as a fire truck rolls up, sirens blazing. Firemen break into our house to put the fire out. Guess what, the landlady WAS home, she slept through the fire alarm, the smoke, the banging on her doors, the phone calls, and the firetruck. The fireman said he had to physically wake her up because she was passed out DRUNK.
Now, since we were moving we gave our months notice for august. We wont actually be staying in this place for august mostly because of situations like this. Is this situation grounds to break the tenancy agreement and not pay our last months rent? She could have killed us, herself, and a 2 year old had we not been on the ball and called the FD. It appears to be a reckless endangerment charge at the very least. Also child endangerment. Possibly negligence, and due to the partying i think there is the "quiet enjoyment provision" law as well. We can obtain records of pretty much all of this, even a noise complaint filed to the local PD and of course the 911 to the FD would also be on their file.