I signed a year lease for an apartment , electricity went out and half the apartment got it fixed after a week air-conditioner has froze up three times in 21 days , Owner keeps patching it up , can I get out of my lease ?
Peculiar situation. If the landlord is/did invoking/invoke remedial measures so as to have the apartment made habitable, essentially curing defects, and you are not being "constructively evicted" (placed in a situation where you must leave due to deplorable living conditions created by the landlord), then a breach of the "warranty of habitability" does not seem to be actionable to justify termination for the lease and/or abatement of the rent. Nevertheless, present this issue to your landlord and see if more definitive/permanent remedial measure, to wit, installation of new air conditioner, can be effectuated so as to establish an ongoing mutually beneficial resolution; as opposed to constant revisiting of the same issue. Good luck to you.
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If the landlord is required to provide you A/C per your lease agreement, then he is required to provide it in a fashion in which it works, and works consistently. Send a letter in writing to the landlord and mail it by both certified and regular mail. Once received, your landlord has 7 days to remedy the problem. If he does not, you should immediately consult with a landlord-tenant in your area to explore your options to terminate the lease.
In standard residential lease agreements, issues with Aircomditioners is not considered a material breach of the lease. Additionally, the landlord is allowed a reasonable period of time to repair the damage after proper written notice has been sent. Review your lease agreement and follow the requirements of sending proper notice to repair. If the issue continues after multiple attempts on your behalf to notify the landlord fail, I suggest you consult an attorney in your area and seek legal advise.
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