Q: Do I have the right to repair and deduct for a built in oven that has not been fixed
A: You must give your landlord a reasonable amount of time to repair the oven. You should probably give the landlord written notice if the oven is not repaired within a reasonable period of time, you will make the repair yourself and deduct the amount from the monthly rental payment.
You should review your lease and strictly comply with any notice requirements set forth in the lease agreement. Make sure that you send the notice to the address set forth in the lease even if you have been sending the rental payments to a different address.
You appear to be in a state other than South Carolina and I am not licensed to practice in any other state. You should probably contact an attorney who practices in the state the property is located as there may be other rules that I would not be aware of.
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