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I have been running in circles with the office for my apartment complex about getting my air conditioning fixed for over a month. They say they have about 40 units to fix, and that it is top priority. I no longer believe this story. They say they'll put a work order in for me. If this was actually being done, they'll have at least 3 orders for my unit laying around. So this isn't believable either. Can I call someone professional to fix my ac and then take it off of my rent or charge the apartment somehow for it? I really don't want to go through the hassle of putting my rent in escrow. Thank you for your help. EDIT: My lease does not say anything about repairs to the apartment.
Mandy5367 Mandy5367 22-25, F 9 Answers May 25, 2009

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It depends on what your lease says. <br />
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AC isn't a necessity like heat or water - they may have every right to take their time fixing it, and maybe not have to do it at all.

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Since you have already made several requests, and they are on paper. That's great on your part. Every parish has different rules. I would call the Justice of the Peace office in your area and ask them that question. I do know that it is the law that a landlord or apt complex cannot rent an apartment without 2 things. 1) a.c. 2) heat... An apartment would be declared inhabitable if so....

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If you're paying for AC and not getting it I would tell them they're being dishonest, you've given them enough time, and you're going to call a lawyer if they don't get someone to fix the unit in that week.

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You are paying for an air conditioned apartment, right? Everything is supposed to work, right? Call HUD and see what they say. This happened to me once and I told them that for everyday they didn't fix it, I was going to deduct $25.00 from my rent. I also threatened to call Child protective services because I had a child in a swealtering apartment and no air conditioning. Look in the phone book for anything that has to do with housing development. Or call a lawyer. They do have to fix it. Slum lording is against the law in most states. Good luck.

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