In Virginia, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, a landlord has 30 days.
If things are so bad that you cannot safely live in the apartment, you may have a legal right to abandon the apartment and stop paying rent.
Obviously this is a last resort and you can expect some kind of legal struggle if you’re breaking a lease in doing so.
(To see these laws in action, just look at this case in which courts ruled against several landlords posting discriminatory advertising on Craigslist.)If you feel you’ve been discriminated against, contact the Department of Housing and Urban Development (1-800-669-9777) to file a complaint.
All leaseholds are supposed to allow for the right of “quiet enjoyment.” This means you, as the tenant, have the right to reasonable freedom from being disturbed by the landlord. fire or natural disaster) your landlord needs to give you prior notice before entering the premises.