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Air Conditioning Requirements in Rental Townhome or Multi-Family Dwelling Unit

As of March 2nd, 2020, Bill 24-19 "Landlords-Tenant Relations-Obligations of Landlord-Air-Conditioning" was signed into law. The new law requires landlords of townhomes and multifamily rental properties to provide and maintain central air conditioning or individual air conditioning units in good working condition to protect the health and safety of tenants.

All rental dwelling unit air conditioning systems must have the capacity to cool habitable spaces to eighty degrees Fahrenheit (80F) or less from June 1st to September 30th. Detached Single family rental properties and rental dwellings located on a site listed in the National Register of Historic Places are excluded from the air conditioning requirement. For more information about landlord obligations and tenant air-conditioning opt out requirements please refer to Bill 24-19 by clicking on the first link below.

If the air conditioning is not operating properly in a rental dwelling, notify the landlord. To file a complaint, please see the topic entitled "HOUSING COMPLAINTS" or click on the second link below. For complaints about a lease or security deposit, please see the topic entitled: "LANDLORD TENANT (LT) COMPLAINTS, DISPUTES OR ISSUES."

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Last Updated: 04/09/2020 09:20:19