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Im at my wits...

Im at my wits end i moved into an apartment at the start of jaurary and have had no ac the entire time, i work outdoors and i hate coming home to an 80-90 degree aparment, it hass affected me negativly and i need help i have asked several times and they have done nothing that shows results

Lawyer's Assistant: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.

Texas

Lawyer's Assistant: What steps have you taken so far?

I have contacted them in feburary and now nothing still i call them daily nothing

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

Fridge freezes over and shuts off no working show but my ac is my biggest concern

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Lawyer: Loren, Attorney replied 26 days ago
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Lawyer: Loren, Attorney replied 26 days ago

I am sorry to hear of your trouble with the landlord, but I have information which will be useful to you.

Every tenancy carries with it the implied warranty of habitability and the right to quiet enjoyment of the premises in exchange for the rent.

If the landlord is refusing to make necessary repairs and it is interfering with the use and habitability of the leased premises then you can sue for breach. In the course of the suit you may be able to leverage an early termination with the return of all deposits.

A riskier way is to move out now and declare the lease terminated due to "constructive eviction". In other words, the action or inaction of the landlord has made the premises unhabitable and you are forced to move out.

You still have to sue and the risk is that the court finds the premises WAS habitable and you end up being liable for breach.

Make sure you have photos and a written record of the damages and your request for repairs.

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