Return to the Apartment Living Forum | Post a Follow-Up

Owner Won't Fix Air Conditioners!!

Posted by squatchy1 (My Page) on
Fri, May 26, 06 at 13:57

Here is my problem- We have two through the wall air conditioners in our apartment. The one in the bedroom kind of works a little but the one in the living room does nothing but blow hot air. For about three weeks now we keep being promised that someone will be out to look at them- We are still waiting. The biggest problem about this is that I have a medical problem where I am extremely prone to fainting and the hot weather makes it a lot worse. We live on the third floor so it gets very hot in our apartment and my body cannot handle this. What steps can I take to put pressure on the owner to get something done?

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Owner Won't Fix Air Conditioners!!

Check your local laws. Landlord and Tenant laws of each state usually have a provision that whatever was there when you rented has to be kept working.

And you might have a "tenant self-help" clause where you, after a certain notice to the landlord (in writing) can call a repairman and fix the issue, then deduct it from the rent. You have to follow certain steps ... be sure you follow them exactly.

RE: Owner Won't Fix Air Conditioners!!

Just keep bugging him. DEADBEAT LANDLORDS!
Perhaps you could call him and ask if its OK for you to arrange a repair man to come over. Make sure you ask what address the bill needs to be sent to.

Do you pay your own elect? If so try to get a new A/C unit. You will save a lot of $$$ in electric bills. If you are going to live there a while you could offer to pay part of it to intice him to get you a brand new unit. The amount you pay should come back in elect savings.

RE: Owner Won't Fix Air Conditioners!!

I agree w/ trying to get a new A/C unit.

If he's having trouble getting around to this, you might just tell him, "a new unit is only X dollars; would you like me to get one, and you can pay me back? It'll be cheaper than paying someone to fix it." Bcs it will, plus it'll be easier on him. True, he should deal w/ buying it, etc., but if he's dragging his feet, the more homework (or actual work) you do for him, the faster things will move.

The newer units are amazingly energy efficient.

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Apartment Living Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here