I’ve a question about my super unresponsive landlord. When I moved in back in December 2016, he used to be very responsive for about a year. Eventually the responsiveness became less and less over time, and now he simply chooses not to respond to my WhatsApp messages even though I see that he saw them.
For example, couple of days ago, I’ve been having water accumulation in my kitchen because of some leakage in my fridge, and upon asking around, I found that it was my landlord’s responsibility to check that refrigerator , since the apartment came furnished and the fridge was part of it. I messaged him, and like he always do, he saw them and chose not to reply.
This is frankly being super annoying because I’d expect a basic decency from him to reply, which he doesn’t seem to have anymore. What should I do in this case? I’m thinking of the following:
(1) Should I stop paying him until I hear back from him (part of me really wants to do this to send him a message, but I feel it may be illegal, or is it?). If I stop paying him due to this, can he go to court without first calling me or sending me an email with a request to pay?
(2) Should I go to mairie and complain about this situation?
(3) Should I send him a official letter (shame I forgot the name of it…) describing him the situation?
What’d happen if I simply stop paying him, giving him a warning? Can he take me to court in this case?
Thanks for your inputs!