Are Owners Required to Heat Their Florida Rental Properties?

With winter quickly approaching in Florida, one common question that many tenants have is if owners are required to heat their rental properties.

The answer to this question is yes. Owners in Florida are required to heat their rental properties because under the Implied Warranty of Habitability, heat is considered to be something that every tenant expects their rental property to have along with the property being cleaned, pest-free and well maintained.

Laws vary from State to State

Unlike Florida, some states don’t require landlords to provide heat to their rental properties all year long. For example, in New York, the owner is only required to provide heat to their rental properties from the end of October through the end of May.

Most owners nationwide will provide heat to their rental properties by default since just about everyone expects a rental property to be clean, safe, dry and warm.

What’s interesting about the heat in rental properties is that the opposite is true when it comes to if a landlord is responsible for providing air conditioning at their rental property.

Most states don’t require landlords to provide air conditioning but you will generally find that in hotter, Southwestern states like Nevada, Arizona, and Texas, most cities have laws in place that require landlords to provide refrigerated air during the summer months.

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