I currently live with my girlfriend and we have a total of 4 cats between the two of us. We moved in together to a new town so I could take a promotion in my company, but was still close enough for us to finish school. We started renting in a trailer park (yeah, I know) and the community we are in is actually very nice, most of the people who live here are snowbirds or are retirees. Because the community we live in is so small it was the only place that would take us, was large enough, and let us keep our pets. We were the first people to rent this home and it had a lot of issues. The plumbing was put together poorly and water was leaking into the walls which caused a mold problem, to the extent that it was coming out of the baseboards on both sides of the affected wall. The plumbing was fixed, but no cleaning besides what My girlfriend and I did to the exterior of the wall was done. A lot of the paint in the affected rooms is now cracking on the ceiling. We were told our unit would have an AC unit. This place does not actually have any AC of any kind. Our toilet hasnt been flushing properly for at least two months, and management never returns my calls or emails on the subject Our smoke alarms are constantly going off, and management handles it the same way they are handling our toilet.
I called the office here and the corporate office and left a message telling them I was not paying any further rent until our problems were fixed. What can I all do in this situation? My lease is not up until May. Can I call any government offices? Can I just exit my lease if I can find a place in a nearby town?