By - 25/4/2019 04:00
Today, it's been a week and a half since our hot water stopped working. Our landlord said he'll get on to it "in 3 days", after having said this already a few days before. I have to wash myself with a bucket and boiled water. FML
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By  STFU01  |  14

Go to a truck stop and pay for a shower.
Then start looking for a new apartment.
They can't hold you to a lease if the hot water is not working.

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By  STFU01  |  14

Go to a truck stop and pay for a shower.
Then start looking for a new apartment.
They can't hold you to a lease if the hot water is not working.

By  manb91uk  |  22

You should be legally allowed to withold some, or all, if the rent when basic amenities and repairs are not carried out in a timely manner.

I suggest you put it to him in writing that you will be doing just that.

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  Michael Hicks  |  4

In some jurisdictions, you can stay at a hotel until the landlord fixes the issue that makes your residence unlivable (no hot water would qualify), and you can deduct the costs incurred, including having to eat out, from rent. And as others have said, it usually allows you to terminate the lease without penalty.

By  Yudith  |  18

Guys, witholding the rent without proper notice is illegal, akin to chopping to pieces the guy who stole your car. However, calling a plumber and sending your landlord the bill is totally legal. You can also call a locksmith if you don't have the key to the room where the water boiler is.

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1. It’s the landlord who’s not doing anything, not OP.

2. Don’t assume that OP is doing nothing because they’re on here. Making a post does not imply not taking action. Idk why people think that’s a thing now.

By  KaD6  |  21

Not repairing the hot water and heat is illegal in all states. Google 'landlord tenant law' and you'll be able to find some form letters to write to him, and attorney's in case he doesn't get it fixed.