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Witholding rent

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Hi all

Have an issue which I thought I'd like some advice on.

I moved into my appartment in Feb 2012 but being a newbie I didn't have the 2 rent cheques. I paid 2 months rent in advance with the understanding that I would have the 2 cheques ready for March.

When I moved in there were numerous issues with the place which have now been fixed. The outstanding items are mainly that the curtains need to be fixed in living room, master and guest bedrooms.

The handyman has come over and provided an estimate to the agent who presumably has passed it on to the landlord (who is overseas).

Anyway have asked the agent when it is likely that the curtains are going to be repaired but no surprise she isn't returning my calls or answering my emails.

My question is: would it be a good idea not to provide the 2 cheques until the curtains are repaired? Or would that be a very bad move?

I know things are different to UK and rights tenants have there. But I feel once I give the cheques then that is it. No way are those curtains going to be repaired.

Thanks in advance

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This is a very sorry states. Same problem here, beceome a puppet in the hands of landlord/realtor. Once they get the checks they do not return calls basically have do care attitude beacuse thye got your money. Not sure of there is any organization which controls the realtors. Basically lawlessness as far as consumaer rights are concerned. Only bet would be do send an email to RERA. I think they need to blacklist some realtors and housing agencies or start a review rating buy the tenant. extremely disappointing.
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