"I NEED HEAT"

By
Services for Real Estate Pros with Homepointe Property Management

Heat is a necessity, a must have, a habitablity issue. We must supply our tenants with heat by any means necessary. Sure it may be more of an issue in 30 degree weather, rather than 60 degree weather, but homes are still occupied by older tenants, or babies, or even the warm blooded American that likes running the heat at 80 degrees. Sometimes we have to supply our customers with space heaters, or send an emergency technician to repair the HVAC right away. Owners can refuse to pay the costs, say they are too much, or argue the repair. But no matter what they say they are required to supply a tenant with adequate heat, and it is our job as their agent to recommend and help the owner receive the right price for their work to be done. After all, we do want everyone happy!

Comments (2)

Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Florida Landlord Tenant Law Section 83.51 requires,  "Functioning facilities for heat during winter".  

   This may be altered or modified in writing with respect to a single-family home or duplex.

Dec 30, 2011 07:48 AM
Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
Gibson Management Group, Ltd. - Charlottesville, VA
LandlordWhisperer

My HVAC service provider does HEAT emergencies for me on the weekend or night - 1 so far this year.  

I have backup space heaters at my office that residents can come and get in the off chance that they have failed to have their fuel tank filled * UPHS!

Dec 30, 2011 07:55 AM