Q: Hello I am wondering what my tenant rights are I haven’t had heat for 3 weeks landlord has yet to fix the problem
The emergency heat temp hasn’t exceeded 58 degrees during one of the coldest months and has left me no choice but to have to seek a new living arrangement
A: You have a reasonable argument that you have been constructively evicted -- essentially forced to leave the property due to the conditions. I say reasonable b/c 58 degrees is some heat, but obviously not an ideal amount. If you can document the lack of heat and corresponding temperatures, in case the landlord tries to sue you, that would be useful information. If you decide to hire a lawyer to send a termination notice or for another purpose, I'm sure anyone who responds would be happy to help. Good luck.
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