Can a landlord fail to provide air conditioning in hot weather?

Asked 10 months ago - Falls Church, VA

Out of revenge, my landlord has removed the cable TV boxes leaving my child and I without any television at all. He also turned off the air conditioner, and it is sweltering in the house. He disconnected the air conditioner so we cannot turn it on .

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  1. Rixon Charles Rafter III

    Contributor Level 20


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    Answered . ABSOLUTELY NOT. Call police immediately. Police nay say its a cuvil matter, but frequently they will take the LL aside and tell him how much trouble he is in. What LL has done is a crime in some states, and it exposes the LL to a law suit, damages, maybe attorney fees, termination of lease agreement, rent abatement.
    Write a letter to LL demanding A/C back immediately it you will take him to court. If he refuses. Take him to small claims court. Send that letter certified nail.

    NOT LEGAL ADVICE. FOR EDUCATION AND INFORMATION ONLY. Mr. Rafter is licensed to practice in the Commonwealth of... more

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