If I had no gate access to get into my house for 25 days, can I demand a reduced rent this month for inconvenience?

I just rented a townhouse in an HOA community last month. Just 9 days after I move in, both of the keys I have to access the gate have ceased to work. Therefore, I have absolutely no access to my community. There is no parking outside my gate so I can’t even park, then walk through behind a car. My landlord claims he has been “trying” to get me new keys to my gate. In the meantime, I have literally had to wait for hours per day for someone kind enough to let me in. It has been 25 as of today, and still no solution. I feel that I am entitled to something for all this trouble.

Asked on March 4, 2012 under Real Estate Law, Georgia

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