Landlord Won’t Fix The A/C

By Tenant

I am a renter in Florida and have a standard Residential Lease. 4 days ago, the central air conditioning broke in the house. The landlord is in the middle of foreclosure on the house and refuses to spend the money required to get the AC fixed because she said she may lose the house anyway. The LL offered to install window AC units in the house but I don’t want those because they would not adequately cool the house and would increase my electric bill. I rented a home with central air, not window units. The temperature in the house has been around 95 degrees for 4 days now. Her response also has been that if I don’t like her solution than I can break the lease.
Isn’t, by law, the landlord obligated to keep the premises in repair, to the same standard that existed when I initially leased the premises?
If so, how long does she have to get the repairs done?
What legal recourse, if any, do I have in this situation?

Edited on: Monday, April 18th, 2011 8:15 pm

One Response to “Landlord Won’t Fix The A/C”

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May 13th, 2011 4:54 am

did you ever get any responces to this i have the same issue going on right now.


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