Get familiar with Chapter 83 (link below). Section 83.51 specifically deals with the landlord's obligation. Your written lease may also be reviewed for your specific rights related to this issue. If applicable, the statue provide for your various remedies. You may be able to contact your local law librarian for additional direction on available publications related to your tenant rights.
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