I just moved into a 2bedroom 2bath apartment in San Francisco California. Upon moving in I found out the shower in one of the bathrooms never gets hot water. I immediately connacted the landlord who sent out a maintenance person who verified it was not working and said they'd call their plumber.
It's now been 47days and there's been no action.
I contacted them at 44days and they said they had to order some part and it should be here soon.
Okay, fine, but the lease is for a 2bd 2ba apartment, not for a 2bd 1.5ba. I feel like I'm being stolen from.
The landlord's excuse is of course they are waiting for the part and that since I have a 2nd bathroom there's no big deal. From that point of view they could just claim the part will take a year and never fix it.
My own searches all lead to things about habitabilty and health codes and in that setting fixes are required in 30 days but this arguably isn't a habitabiliy/health code issue.
Even if they manage to fix it soon, what legal resource do I have for not getting what I'm paying for what is now 47days? Can I deduct rent? Terminate the lease for their breach? Nothing?