I moved into a home six months ago and the Ac was broken. I was guaranteed that it would be fixed before it got hot. It's starting to get hot, almost 106, and it's still not fixed. She sent out a repair man but he keeps dragging his feet. I want to know my rights and options when I speak to her tomorrow.
Sadly, California law does not require landlords to provide air conditioning. So you must rely on lease language or a separate agreement that landlord would provide it to your space, in order to make her fix it.
You are in a negotiation at this point, absent a clear agreement from landlord. I know how hot it gets in the Valley, so push as nicely as you can, while keeping in mind it may be easier to find another location.
IF the landlord continues to fail to repair the AC, you can repair it at your own cost and deduct this amount from your next rent payment. This is known as the repair and deduct remedy.
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