I just moved to NE from Oregon. I rented a Central air-conditioned house August 1st, but did not arrive to move in until August 19th. We moved my Mother's things 1st, from a Senior housing
unit in Sutherland. My household goods were moved in the on Monday, August, Aug. 22. The house was very warm the entire time. I thought it was because we had the doors open most of the time, with people trooping in and out. I finally realized, by Thursday, Aug 25, that you a/c was not working, and called the owner/landlord. I was told they would have someone out the next day. Someone did arrive Friday (8/26) and he thoroughly checked the inside unit, then the outside unit. He finally returned to tell me the the motor was "frozen up" and nothing he tried could get it started. It needed to be replaced. He left to report his findings to the owner. It is now Thursday, September 1st. Nothing has been done, but to give us the run-around.
the owner has claimed he "can't afford" to replace the unit. He said he'd have a window unit put in the kitchen. However, even that has not been done.
My Mother is 90 years old. She's had two strokes, and primarily wheelchair-bound. The temperatures here typically run in the 90's. I've purchased fans, but it has been not been below the 80 degrees in this house (except at night) since we moved in. We spend our afternoons wondering the mall or WalMart, or driving around in my air conditioned car.
I'm drafting a letter, to be sent certified mail, demanding that they replace or replace the central a/c unit, or provide the window unit that was initially promised. But, I understand he will still have 14 days from receipt of my letter to accomplish any fix. What other recourse do I have? If I could find another house/apartment
, I would just prefer to terminate my lease. If this is the kind of landlord he is, I don't want a year of this kind of response.