Landlord and tenant conflicts

Tami Cook says she rented a house in Hoback Junction with a broken septic tank in June 2013. Her landlord did not fix the problem until Teton County declared it a health hazard. Instead of replacing the tank, he dug a hole to prevent drainage onto the street.

Wyoming doesn’t ask much of its landlords, but in Teton County some property owners are using the power of a landlord’s market to avoid even the state’s minimal responsibilities.

Lawyers and renters at ground zero of Teton County’s housing struggles this summer say the high demand and low supply has led some landlords to avoid laws altogether, while others use the laws to demand more and more of tenants.

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