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Old 10-20-2008, 12:06 PM
 
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Question Is there a law for heat to be on by ???

Hello,
Is there a law or something that says if your landlord pay the heat he needs to turn it by ?,my daughter has apartment in wilkes barre and the heat isn't on yet but I don't want to make a stink to the landlord unless I have my facts straight .I did give her electric heater and blanket but so far that's all .
thank in advance .
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Old 10-20-2008, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Selinsgrove, PA
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Does your daughter have children? If so, she could check with the local Children and Youth Services office. I would imagine they have requirements regarding children being safe and warm.
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Old 10-20-2008, 12:14 PM
 
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No my daughter has no kids ,just her self she has a room mate they go to kings ,but I have no idea I don't no the laws . Just don't want the daughter to get sick .
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Old 10-20-2008, 12:24 PM
 
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Yesterday was the first day I turned on the heat...just for a little while. Trying to get the family used to being COLD~
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Old 10-20-2008, 12:25 PM
 
Location: bethlehem PA
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since it went below freezing last night - i would say it is high time to kick that hot on! has she asked him about it?
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Old 10-20-2008, 12:56 PM
 
Location: NEPA
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Everyone has a different cold/warm inner body thermostat. Maybe the landlord is a hottie !!!
My heat isn't on yet !!! Maybe I'm a hottie too !!!!
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Old 10-20-2008, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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Some places will wait until November 1 to turn on the heat since traditionally speaking late-October weather in NEPA isn't that oppressive to handle---just bundle up! If she's interested we also sell inexpensive electric heaters at Lowe's. We have oil-filled radiators that will heat a pretty good-sized room (a bedroom, for example), selling right now for about $40, including tax. They've been flying out of stock---we sold two full pallets of those alone this past weekend at the Edwardsville store.
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Old 10-20-2008, 01:42 PM
 
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In Scranton, landlords are required to have the heat on from October 15 through April 15.
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Old 10-20-2008, 04:28 PM
 
Location: Sunshine N'Blue Skies
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Well see that, the landlord is late. We had frost on everything this morning and I am in the lower areas.......The landlord needs to get the heat rolling. It is surely time.
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Old 10-20-2008, 04:54 PM
 
Location: Saylorsburg, PA
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Oct. 15th is the date I was gonna mention as TomMoser did and I believe the heat in the apartment must not go below 55 at night. Check with the local Housing commission which would be located in the Municipal bldg in town. Also, the landlord is required by law (at least in NJ) to provide a booklet explaining tenant's right's for the particular state.
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