I rent a small one bedroom house that has low ceilings in the bedroom, bathroom, and kitchen. The only one that bothers me is the bathroom, which I didn't think would be an issue when I moved in, but it is a bigger annoyance than I realized (slopes from about 6'6" to about 5' and I'm 6' tall). There are also no grounded outlets in the bedroom, only one in the kitchen and one in the bathroom, none in the bedroom or living room. I'm not sure if that is a code violation or not (They are all two prong). These violations don't seem to be safety related per se, but definitely related to the 'fit'-ness of the unit. Do I have grounds to break my lease and move out?

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  • May depend on the city/county you're in; where are you in AL? – BlueDogRanch Mar 16 '17 at 4:45
  • I'm in Huntsville/Madison County – redchief Mar 16 '17 at 13:28

If it were me, I would have the property inspected by various authorities to determine if there are code violations. That might provide legal ammunition to force the owner to update the property or for you to break your lease.

If the property is ruled to be safe (no serious code violations), then you now have the added problem of having agitated the landlord and still having to live there.

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