Any laws about heating provided to tenants by landlord?
March 27, 2011 6:49 PM Subscribe
Are there any laws that require landlords to provide efficient or modern heating units for tenants?
posted by waywardgirl to Law & Government (10 answers total)
I rent an apartment in Michigan. The heating unit is so old and crappy that I am paying $300 - $400 a month to keep my 700 square foot apartment "heated" to approximately 50 degrees. It simply won't get any warmer.
I have complained to management and they basically said everything is fine, and that type of heat bill is typical. I know it isn't, but I am not sure what I can do, as they have been very dismissive.
I am looking for any type of law that would force them to replace the heating unit and perhaps insulate the building better than it is, but I am finding that most of the landlord/tenant laws I can find are a bit general and focus mostly on terms of eviction. Any help would be so appreciated.