FAQ - Evictions

How long does my landlord have to fix the air conditioner before I can break my lease, seek alternative cooling, or alternative housing?

A landlord normally has ten (10) days to repair problems in the premises but that time is shortened to five (5) days if the situation involves a health or safety issue. The question, therefore, depends on the temperature outside. If it is 85 degrees outside, the landlord will have up to ten (10) days to repair the problem. However, if it is 100 degrees outside, the landlord will have five (5) days to repair the problem.

Please note that this timeframe may be shorter if the temperature in the unit is higher than what is allowed by that individual city code.

Resources

Air Conditioning Legal Info Sheet

 

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