Philadelphia Woman Sues Landlord Over Unsafe Conditions, More Lawsuits to Come

Aug 10 2016

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by Cherri Gregg

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A Philadelphia renter is suing her landlord, claiming she was forced to live in unsafe conditions. The non-profit that represents her says more lawsuits could be on the way.

For two years, Yazmin Vasquez says she paid more than $650 a month for an apartment located in a two-story property at 1122 W. Loudon Street.

During those two years, Vasquez claims she was traumatized by living conditions in her apartment, including bug infestations, cracked windows, defective lights, and more.

“It was horrible,” she says, “rodents chewing things throughout the house, the sewage smell that would come up from the basement made me sick to my stomach.”

Vasquez has where rodents came through her stove ...

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