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Ask Curbed: Is No Water the Final Straw?

We've all suffered through god-awful renovations?oh, how we have suffered!?but when the going gets really tough, at what point do you just say eff it and stop paying rent? A reader's dilemma:

I Live in a rental building, and the lobby has been undergoing renovation for the last 8 months - don't ask. Now, latest is that water is going to get turned off for anywhere from a day to a longer indeterminate period. (we're not optimistic given how the renovation is going). At what point does one stop paying rent on a pro-rated basis? lawyer needed? Thanks!So what do y'all think? Can our reader start wasting that rent money on hookers and blow? Shouldn't we all have been doing that all along?
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