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Heat records if the house is sauna

In recent years, the temperatures summer after summer break new records. Also this year will again sweating indoors and outdoors.

While the legislature purports to office space, which temperatures have to be complied with, the question arises how it looks in the private living quarters.  What rights do tenants when their apartment transformed slowly but surely into a sauna? What obligations are the landlord?

There are basically no legal provision that defines the maximum temperature in homes. However, reaching the thermometer values that significantly affect the quality of living,  there is a possibility of a reduction in rent. Of course, here is a special combination of circumstances must be present. First of all, must be provided, of course, that the tenant behaves the temperatures accordingly, ie for example, daytime let down the blinds and ventilated at night. The thermal insulation does not correspond to the state of the art at the time of housing, a defect can be detected by judges, which justifies a rent reduction. It should however be noted that tenants may reduce the rent proportionately for the relevant hot days. The temperatures must be assigned in this case.

Whether a reduction of rent out of the question, always depends on the individual case.

Basically, it is the responsibility of the landlord to protect his house from overheating in summer, whether by sunscreen windows, exterior blinds or air conditioning. The tenant may be not arbitrarily choose one or the other kind of heat protection and must consult with the owner met if he wants to take action themselves.  It is possible that construction work can by the owner when, for example, dealing with thermal insulation or insulation, leading to an increase in value of the apartment and can be proportionately be added to the rent.

Read here like tips and tricks of the consumer service to deal with the heat in their own homes.