posted on Jun, 15 2004 @ 01:17 AM
If you signed a rental agreement, you need to go back and read it "carefully". If it states that the a/c and everything else that you mentioned is
suppose to be in "good working order" , and it's not, you may have a case against the landlord, but it depends on what the laws are where you live.
Search the internet for " landlord-tenant law(FL)", and see what you can find.
In Iowa they have such laws and there is a handbook that a person can get in Iowa from the "legal services corp. " to help a person with their
landlord. I know that in iowa, if something is broken , falling apart, not in right condition, then the tenant needs to (1) call the landlord and
inform him/her of the problem that needs fixed, (2) send a letter to the landlord ( where he/she has to sign for it), ( keep a copy for yourself),
notifying him/her of the problem and they need to fix it or you will fix it yourself and take the cost of the repairs out of the rent check and send
the rest to them ( keep all proof of cost for repairs ). As long as a renter follows certain legal-steps, and keeps all proof ( pictures, repair
bills, etc.,) , records, then they will have "legal grounds" to force the landlord to do right. This is one of the remedies in iowa, but like I
said, it depends on the laws of your state.
look up landlord-tenant laws on the internet for your state.
hope this has helped.