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I want to make sure I understand...you signed a lease, and they promised it would be ready by now, and it still is not? SO you have not move in?
ThanksYou can break the lease. If they promised the unit, and did not deliver it as promised? You can give them notice, in writing, that you are breaking the lease based on their failure to perform as promised (based on their failure to deliver the unit on time)
You can go and find another place to live
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Ahh...so you paid as well? They gave you possession but the AC is broken, is that correct?
ThanksThat makes it a bit more complex. I have some thoughts and will type them up...a few mins please
So you do have a few options...the landlord is in breach of the lease...but before you can break it (since you have taken possession) you must first provide the landlord notice, in writing, of the defect and give them a reasonable amount of time to fix. Under KY law, this is 14 days.
If the landlord does not fix within 14 days? You can use that as a basis to void the lease (so you can move out and demand they return the lease payment) OR you can use the "repair and deduct" option, where you pay to have the unit repaired and deduct from next months rent. But before you do either of these, you MUST give the landlord notice in writing and 14 days to correct the problem
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