How warm should my landlord keep my apartment?
January 30, 2007 10:16 AM Subscribe
I've tried Google-ing and I've done what I can manage with the archives, but I'm not finding the answer to my how-warm-is-the-landlord-obligated-to-keep-my-apartment question...
posted by oreonax to home & garden (9 answers total)
I live in a West Philadelphia apartment that is the first floor of a house that was divided for rental purposes. The thermostat is in the hallway/stairwell - to which I have no access until I get a spare from the upstairs neighbor - to the second and third floor apartments. Lately, there has been no warm air coming out of the forced air system in the house which means that by 6 am this morning, it was 62F in my apartment. My live-in mate says that the landlord is legally obligated to keep the house at 72F but they regularly instruct the second and third floor renters to keep it at 68F.
I can't find any kind of legal requirements online for how warm a landlord must keep a rental property in the wintertime. Does anyone know anything about this purported legal warmth providing requirement?