Smoke in the walls & Cat pee in the carpets?What are our rights concerning the house we are renting. When we looked at the place last November there was a bit of a funky smell. It had been empty since the previous June. I'm pregnant so I thought maybe this was a combination between my sensitive sense of smell and the fact that it had been vacant for so many months. We thought that the smell would go away after using the wood stove. The smell didn't go away, but only got worse. We realized that the smells were cigarette smoke in the walls and cat pee in the carpet. The next door neighbors told us that the previous tenant chain smoked inside the house and had lots of cats. The downstairs bedroom smells terrible. If we sleep with the door closed you can smell the residual smoke and the air becomes heavy. When we shower in either bathroom, yellowish brown streaks run down the walls. We've tried shampooing the carpets and we've tried wiping the walls down, but nothing seems to help. In certain areas of the livingroom you get big whiffs of cat pee. I'm concerned about the health issues of the baby on these carpets and breathing the residual smoke. There are also quite a few tears and burns in the carpets. There are spots where the carpets are torn back from the linoleum or there are gashes. They appear to be at least ten years old. The wood stove is hanging over the carpet and there are several burns all over. I am concerned with our baby hurting himself on the sharp, frayed, or torn areas. Should the landlord be required to replace the carpet and scrub and paint the walls to make it a safe and healthy environment?April 26 2011 - Twain Harte00YesReport a ProblemProblemSelect oneOffensive contentIrrelevant contentSpam (pure self-promotion)OtherDetailsYour emailPlease enter a valid email address.Submit CancelContent flaggedWe will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.