I have a tool for a landlord. He’s proved that again and again. The details are too long to get into now, but suffice to say, I’ve reflected on my past actions/statements and am satisfied he’s the greater tool than I.
Recently, one of my outlets gave up the goose in a scary puff of acrid smoke. I removed the cover and saw that the wires inside had burnt.
I worried about this – fire hazard being the prime concern.
Then, yesterday, another outlet did the same thing.
My landlord and I have been unable to connect for a variety of reasons over the past couple of weeks but I’ve made an appointment with him for tomorrow night. I want him to look at the outlets and get them repaired.
This may involve extensive re-wiring and I can just hear the blame-apportioning now “You left your fridge plugged in all the time. It’s your fault.” “You used the outlet to plug in a lamp, what do you expect?” Etc…
My question is: according to Taiwan laws, do I have recourse to break the lease and get my deposit back if he refuses to repair the wires in the apartment?
I’ve decided to move on anyway if he does balk at repairing it, since not only is that irritating as all f*@k but potentially puts my life and/or worldly possesions in danger. Not to mention anyone else in the building. He lives downstairs but I’m almost willing to bet he’d rather risk it and save a few thousand NT.