Yvonne Dennis wasn’t in good shape when she called 23ABC and asked what to do to get her AC fixed. And because she is suffering from diabetes and heart problem, she can’t really survive in the heat.
“Every year when the first hot weather comes, we hear about tenants that have had problems with the air condition breaking,” Mark Roy, staff attorney at Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance said.
According to Roy, law doesn’t require landlords to provide both heating and cooling systems. However, renters can still ask their landlords to supply them with an AC unit as the law clearly requires the latter to provide adequate ventilation.