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My oven doesn't work but my landlord won't replace the stove could I pay for it myself and deduct it from my rent.

Goose Creek, SC |

The stove itself works but the oven doesn't work and he doesn't thing it's a big deal but if I pay rent all my appliances should be functional.

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Attorney answers 1


First step look at your lease what does it say about maintenance and offsetting rent? Then look at the SC Code Sections 27-40-440. Landlord to maintain premises; 27-40-610. Noncompliance by landlord in general; 27-40-630. Wrongful failure to provide essential services, and 27-40-640. Landlord's noncompliance as defense to action for possession or rent.

Good Luck.