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Re: Air conditioner - Landlord's responsibility?

Posted by millicent on May 30, 2001 at 09:05:57:

In Reply to: Air conditioner - Landlord's responsibility? posted by Tom G on May 29, 2001 at 14:00:11:

: I am in a non-stabilized/non-controlled apartment, and this is the only unit the landlord owns.
: When I moved in, there were 2 air conditioners in perfect operating condition. 3 years later, one of them has died.
: Whose responsiblity is it to replace this air conditioner?
: I believe it falls to my landlord...
: Please advise...
: - Tom

I'm no expert, but since an air conditioner is not a necessity, the LL is under no obligation to replace it. If your refrigerator or some other necessary appliance died, it would be a different story. However, here, I don't believe he is under any obligation to replace the dead unit.

You should, however, if you decide to purchase one yourself, make sure you keep the receipt in a safe place and if possible get the LL to sign a note indicating that you purchased the new a/c so there are no problems with you taking it when you go.

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