how long can a landlord go without replacing hot water heater in sc

By catawbagurl

I have been without hot water over 3 weeks. Landlord says he is going  thru insurance company. Do I still have to pay the monthly rent until it has been replaced? How long does the law require that it be replaced?

Edited on: Wednesday, February 5th, 2014 7:28 pm

2 Responses to “how long can a landlord go without replacing hot water heater in sc”

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May 9th, 2011 12:51 pm

Wow! I can’t believe your landlord has made you take cold showers for 3 weeks; that’s crazy! I’m surprised you haven’t filed a complaint yet. As a tenant you have right to hot water. I think you should easily get your landlord to cover some of the rental cost. I think you’ve been patient enough… its probably time to get legal help. I think the RPA provides some type of option where you can file a landlord complaint. You should check into it.


May 9th, 2011 12:56 pm

I just checked, and there is an option to file a complaint against your landlord for him not providing hot water. On the complaint form you can ask for whatever solution you think is fair (hint hint: free rent while you were without hot water) Here’s a link to the RPA complaint form:


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