KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- An apartment with unlivable conditions that a landlord refuses to fix can be problematic for tenants with an active lease.
Kansas City Attorney Michael Rapp says it's not a good idea to simply move out.
"When you abandon that piece of property, they're going to move to evict you and move to collect back rent," Rapp said. "Now you are on the defensive trying to explain it's not your fault, it's the landlord's fault."