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Good afternoon. Has the landlord been placed on notice of this? Is there no hot water? What is the delay?
Thank you for the additional information. If this just happened, the landlord needs to act within a reasonable time and if they have someone coming out Monday or Tuesday and it is the weekend now, it would be reasonable. You, as a tenant, do have rights.
California Civil Code section 1941 states that when a landlord rents property to a tenant as a place to live, the property must be in a "habitable" condition. ("Habitable" means fit to live in; "uninhabitable" means not fit to live in.) Section 1941 also states that the landlord must repair problems that make the property uninhabitable – except for problems caused by the tenant or the tenant's guests, children or pets. In order for the property to be habitable, it must have all of the following:
Now, if the landlord does not fix this, then you have remedies and I have provided a link below, with what those are, so yu can decide the action you want to take.
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