Montgomery, AL asked in Landlord - Tenant for Alabama

Q: What are the proper steps to get my apartment complex to repair my heating system it’s been 3 weeks and not been fixed

I have put it down on my move-in checklist as well as other repairs. The building I was placed in hasn’t been worked on since I’ve been here, So the other apartments are not even properly move in ready as well.

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1 Lawyer Answer
William Vann Burkett
William Vann Burkett
  • Huntsville, AL
  • Licensed in Alabama

A: Landlords must repair health and safety issues and provide essential services under the Landlord Tenant Law. Generally, the statutes specify what you may sue for and what damages you can recover. The analysis is very situation specific. However, another option you may have is deliver a letter to the landlord stating that you intend to cancel your lease if the essential service or health and safety issue is not corrected within 14 days. However, to make sure that you follow the legal procedure to terminate your lease you should talk to a local lawyer about your situation. Additionally, you should speak with a local lawyer about your situation to find out what claims or options you may have.

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