Do Landlords Legally Have To Provide Hot Water?

Last Updated: October 12, 2023 by Roberto Valenzuela

Landlords have to provide hot water in most states. A supply of clean, running, heated water is almost a universal requirement for habitable rental property.

Consequences for Failure To Provide Hot Water

Landlord failure to provide required hot water is one of the most serious types of housing violation. State laws vary widely, but if a landlord doesn’t provide hot water after proper notice from the tenant, a tenant can often:

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