Apartment Building Turns Off Hot Water at Night?

Lately the building l live in has been turning off the hot water at night. Although on Sunday at 2pm there still was no hot water. The poor doggy had a cold bath. What are they doing?


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October 16, 20180 found this helpful

It sounds like they are trying to save money on things. There was just a huge issue with a building like that near me and the residents got the local TV station involved to get answers. I can't remember the whole story, but the owner was going bankrupt and turning off the hot water was the first step in getting people to leave before he ended up evicting them so he could dump the building.

You and your neighbors may want to get together and call the landlord and if you get no answers, you could call your local TV consumer reporter and see if they will take up the story.


Sending prayers that you find a good answer!! Best not to bath the pup in cold water! Poor thing probably hated that...just like I would hate a cold shower! Yikes!!

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October 16, 20181 found this helpful

You are entitled to hot water at all times. I would notify the department of health.


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October 17, 20181 found this helpful

Judy is right. It is a state law that you have hot water, a working stove, fridge, etc. It is a violation of the Landlord Tenant Act that they deny you any of these services.


You can actually withhold rent if they continue. Call them immediately.

October 19, 20180 found this helpful

Yes your right it's a battle with them at any given time the water is cold, l did phone my member of parliament, they called the building things were normal for a day then again phoned manager she says it's the pilot light was getting someone to fix it hopefully that will do it HOPEFULLY!!!!!!!!!!


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October 22, 20180 found this helpful

I agree with the replies saying that you are entitled to hot water 24/7. However, please don't withhold rent...that rarely works out for the renter, as it puts all the power on the table for the landlord in a court of law.


Good luck, and maybe try to contact a local chapter of DSA to start a tenants' union! And best wishes for speedy recoveries among your family.

October 19, 20180 found this helpful

Sorry didn't get back with 2 other responses, mom just went to hospital for surgey tnen aweek later my aunt was in surgery, and yesterday my other aunt had major heart attack all 3 sisters this is crazy dealing with this and the building please some prayers for all of us .Thanks alot


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October 20, 20180 found this helpful

It seems you have a lot of serious matters to keep you busy so you sure do not need to have to deal with not having hot water.

I sincerely hope it is as your landlord said and it really is a problem with the pilot light but you will not be able to let it slide so try to get some of the other tenants involved. You need help with this as I feel sure they are not happy about not having hot water either.


If it goes another day you should in form the landlord that you will report this problem and pay no rent until it is fixed. You should state this in a letter form so she will know it will happen if the hot water is not fixed. You do have the right to withhold your rent if this service is not provided.

Everyone hopes that all of your problems will soon resolve themselves and that everyone will soon be on a fast road to recovery.

October 24, 20180 found this helpful

Aww thankyou all

November 24, 20180 found this helpful

It sounds like the Apartment Owner is trying to save money. I don't know who your gas company is but I'd give them a call.


You might also call the landlord and let him know. Their could be a hot water heater going bad.


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