There was a gas leak and the property shut off the gas. They gave notices telling everyone what was happening. Gas was out for almost 2 weeks. They claim they fixed the issue within 24 hours, and it was the “city” to blame for the hold up. Apparently there is no gas company in town and we needed someone from out of town to come and inspect each apartment. They also have no intention of discounting our rent for the month. Our utilities are included in our rent. We emailed a ceo of the property and said there was nothing they could do about it, and asked if we had a microwave oven or a hot plate.
A good place to start for answers to questions about landlord/tenant issues is a publication called Texas Tenant Rights prepared by the Texas Attorney General. That guide can be downloaded at https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/cpd/tenant-rights. Also, there is a Tenants’ Rights Handbook you can download from https://texaslawhelp.org/article/tenants-rights-handbook. There is no charge for these publications. Neither of these publications is a substitute for the advice from an attorney.
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