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Posted by Dot on October 23, 2000 at 19:24:07:

I know that when the temperature outside is at or below 55 6am to 10pm, the law says the landlord must provide heat to at least 68 (and 55 between 10pm and 6am if below 40). My question is, is there an INDOOR temperature below which the landlord is required to provide heat? Like today, it was 57 outside and I swear it was like 58 inside (I don't have a thermometer--yet). No heat at all, and it was bloody cold. (I work mostly at home, sitting at my desk, and it is really, really uncomfortable.)

I called the landlord this evening and told him it was too cold. He said it was above 55 today, so no heat (he must have his furnace rigged to some outside thermometer). He's a stingy bastard, but tends to abide by the letter of the law, so if there is any claim I have on tolerable indoor temperatures, it would really help!

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