My Lease Specifically Requires The Landlord To Provide Air Conditioning During The Summer. It Has Been Out Of Order For Six Weeks.

Unless found in the local ordinance, air conditioning is not a service commonly found under the landlord`s duty to repair. Because your lease specifies air conditioning will be provided, you can use repair and deduct. You should first notify the landlord that the air conditioning is out of order, preferably in writing. If the landlord fails to repair within a reasonable amount of time, you can then pay a competent repair person for the repair and then deduct that money from your future rent.

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