The dishwasher top rack keeps falling off so I don't trust it can handle the weight of dishes safely. The washing machine in the basement leaks a lot of water, we put towels down to soak it up when we do laundry but I'm sure it will be a mold issue if not addressed. We even have our own washer which we offered to use if the landlord wanted to remove the old one. They said they would have to hire a plumber to hook it up for liability reasons. Lastly, the built-in microwave doesn't work and gives an awful burning smell whenever used. We have our own microwave but the extra counter space would be nice.
It's been over a month since I told both landlords (husband and wife) and now they don't even respond to texts or calls anymore. If I owned this home I would have called a handy man to do these things and be done. Heck, one months rent would more than pay for a brand new washer, dishwasher and microwave.
What should we do? Not pay rent until they fix it? The lease states there's a $50 late fee. Buy a home and move out without telling them? I guess they could sue us for the remainder of year's rent and our credit would be trashed? The lease doesn't end until Dec 31 but we are in a position to buy as soon as our house closes.