Renting is an absolute nightmare right now. Rents continue to go up while wages stay relatively the same. Landlords do minimal work on buildings and jack rent prices up several hundred dollars. That's why it's always satisfying to hear stories about tenants getting one over on a shady landlord.
My apartment is not up to code. Most of it I was willing to deal with, but my stairs were falling apart. I brought this to my landlord’s attention, and they said there’s nothing wrong with the stairs and to keep using them.
My wife fell because of how unsafe the stairs were, so we again told the landlord, and they once again said to be careful the stairs are acceptable. We explained that they were not safe, so they told us, 'you can deal with it yourself if you want, but we aren’t doing it.'