I have two (2) brothers-in-law; they live in a 3rd floor apartment with a very leaky roof.
I met the absentee (not on the premise) landlord & she seemed - OK; until this problem.
The "inside rain" has now caused damage to their desk top computers & she is refusing to fix the roof.
As a consumer advocate in the US; a vast majority of my clients had issues with:
* Used cars - being misrepresented, odometers "rolled back", been used as taxis, etc.
* Landlord/tenant issues - place being in disrepair, security issues (bad doors, windows, etc.).
When the parties ended up in district magistrate court (a lower court judge); the landlords were ordered to make the necessary repairs, never threaten to not return the security deposit (as here) & JAIL TIME!
The lower courts were very aggressive & punitive toward "slum-lord" owners; but what about Peru?
What are their options; this woman owner informs them she will not return the security deposit, until the end of their lease; why not just fix the roof (sounds simple - but some people don't have any empathy).
I am hoping someone can offer these two (2) law-abiding young men; a solution to this problem.
No person should be allowed to take away the "home" of another - a basic need of living.
Apparently Peru has rental owners who have "no conscience" for their guests - SAD SITUATION.