Q: We rent in The state of VA and our AC has been out for 2 weeks in the middle of a heat index of 110 degrees. We pur
We purchased With our own money a portable unit for our bedroom and an window unit that have been on constantly for 2 weeks. We’ve spent close to $600 and have yet to receive our electricity bill. Our landlord lives in another state and had someone for her home warranty come out and give an estimate of 7-10 for the part to come in and we’ve yet to hear anything. It’s day 8 and going into the weekend. Our air conditioners aren’t even cooling the house past 89 degrees. At this point does this violate the tenant- landlord act? Should we be sending her bills for everything we’ve had to pay and does this count as being unsafe living conditions?
A: In Virginia, the proper procedure to take is to call the Office of Housing Code Enforcement for the county or city where you live in that Premises and make a formal complaint.
A: You have the right to file a Tenant Assertion - this forum doesn't allow the space required for me to describe the process, so here's an outline I posted on another forum Here is an outline I prepared about Tenant Assertions in Virginia: https://www.avvo.com/legal-guides/ugc/tenant-assertion-in-virginia
Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.
The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.
Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.