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Old 03-29-2009, 07:19 AM
 
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Default between what dates dose my landlord have to have the heat on.

Hello i live in Bangor, Maine. Where i live the heat in included in the rent so the landlord controls the heat. In fact the heat control is not even in the apartment. its looked in a room that only the landlord can get to. What i want to know is are there dates the landlord has to keep it on. and if so what is the date when he can shut it off. Also if anyone knows along with the heat he has the fuseboxies locked up also is this something he can do?
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Old 03-29-2009, 07:21 AM
 
Location: Southwestern Ohio
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Has he alreday shut off your heat?
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Old 03-29-2009, 07:40 AM
 
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it feels like it. for the first time in months we had to use double blankets and are using winter jackets in the house.
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Old 03-29-2009, 07:46 AM
 
Location: Calais, Maine
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What is in your lease? That's important, because if you've signed it, you've agreed.
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Old 03-29-2009, 07:54 AM
 
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all my lease says is charges for heat, hot water and water and sewer furnished to the apartment are included as a part of this lease and shell be borne by lessor
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Old 03-29-2009, 08:00 AM
 
Location: Corinth, ME
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what does your thermometer say?
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Old 03-29-2009, 08:02 AM
 
Location: Waldo County
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Meet with the landlord. Explain that the apartment is cold and ask him to turn up the heat.

If he refuses then he is voiding the lease. Failure to provide heat when it is stipulated in the lease, I believe is called "conscriptive eviction". It is actionable, if you wish to hire an attorney, and you might be able to sue for damages.

A landlord who pays for heat cannot refuse to provide it, regardless of what month he might "think" heat is needed.

DO not put up with being cold.
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Old 03-29-2009, 08:03 AM
 
Location: Calais, Maine
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No dates for when the heat will be turned on? hmmm....

Well, he should have dated it, both for you and him. I believe there is no solid date, that the date would have to be considered reasonable in some way. I know there are dates for electric company shut-offs. You could always call and speak to your landlord directly.
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Old 03-29-2009, 08:04 AM
 
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we don't have access to thermometer it is locked in a downstairs room where only the landlord has access to.
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Old 03-29-2009, 08:05 AM
 
Location: Calais, Maine
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we don't have access to thermometer it is locked in a downstairs room where only the landlord has access to.
It is in your best interest to spend a few bucks and buy one.
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