My uncle has a scum lord who does not take care of his building. I wanted to see if you think there is anything we can do. The apartment is falling apart. My uncle lives on the second floor and he nearly had a heart attack as I went to step on their deck because the deck is shaky and could fall down. My uncle was once sitting at the computer and had the ceiling fan on, to have it fall from the ceiling and wack my uncle on the back. He’s ok, bruised up but the landlord didn’t really have much to say about it. I mean this is not normal right?

Dear Billie,

Absolutely abnormal. The landlord does indeed sound like a neglectful slumlord. I am sorry I don’t know what state your uncle lives in but there are laws to protect tenants and agencies you can report the landlord to. My suggestion first go on-line and go to This is the site for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. They have a toll-free number to call and report bad landlords. From there maybe someone with more knowledge than I have on this matter can help you.
Good luck, I hope I helped direct you.

Huge Muther Hugs,

One Tough Muther

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