If our lease spells out what the landlord will repair but we didn’t see that the HVAC unit was lined out, are we out of luck to have him repair the A/C?

Asked on August 13, 2012 under Real Estate Law, California


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

If the lease does say that the landlord is not responsible for the HVAC and that's the lease you signed, then yes, you are probably out of luck. The fact that you did not see that in the lease does not invalidate that provision, as long as it was in the lease at the time you signed it, so that you could have seen it.

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