Can we bring a case against our landlord concerning an air conditioning issue?

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Can we bring a case against our landlord concerning an air conditioning issue?

My wife and I have been trying to get our property manager to fix our ac for many weeks now. Recently she told us that the temperature coming out of the vents was 65 degrees, it is not and the temperature in our unit never gets below 80 degrees during the early afternoon until late evening. This has been on ongoing issue with many other tenants as well.

Asked on July 24, 2012 under Real Estate Law, North Carolina

Answers:

FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

 

The best way for you and the other tenants to get the faulty air conditioning system with your rentals fixed by your landlord is for all tenants to write the property manager a letter (dated and signed by all) demanding that the unit be repaired by a certain date and if not, you will call a repair person to do so and have the landlord charged for the repairs.

Keep a copy of the letter for future use and need.

In the alternative, the tenants have the right to bring a legal action against the property manager and landlord for reduced rent due to the faulty air conditioning system that no one in charge of the complex is taking the laboring oar to get repaired.


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