Jul 11

Do landlords have to provide AC? Here’s what renters should know.

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Do landlords have to provide AC?  The Washington Post quoted Attorney Aaron Sokolow in an article about whether landlords are required to provide air conditioning. In the District of Columbia, the answer is: it depends.  There is no law requiring landlords to provide tenants with air conditioning.  But, if the landlord provides air conditioning as a service to the tenant, then the landlord must maintain it. DC Regulations define “maintain” as keeping the unit 15 degrees cooler than the outside.  You can read the Washington Post article here.