I would never ask, as I am a coward but here is why I guess I would feel entitled to one.
It’s been a really crappy winter for everyone in a lot of the country but I feel we are entitled to some form of heat.
I have an old house yes, but my heat is ridiculous. On colder nights my house gets into the 50s, we either have to layer in a ton of blankets, sweat shearts, etc or stay at a hotel. Really cold days we crank the heat up and turn the oven on, stuff blankets under the doors, pin sheets and blankets over the windows, we’ve put plastic over the windows, any precaution you could do, but it’s cold, you can feel it. My landlord knows this. “Yeah, it gets chilli.”, she says."
This month, regardless of water running, the pipes burst. They fixed it. The put a space heater in the basement (It’s been running for 2 weeks, my god i’m not looking forward to my electric bill) and despite that, I’ve been 3 days without hot water in my kitchen and no water to wash clothes with because my lines are froze again. It’s frustrating!
My laundry room is another story in itself, I have to block it off from the rest of the house because I believe any room I can see my breath in is not a comfortable room to be in.
Now, here are some things that could potential be swaying here away from anything like a potential discount. We are moving out and buying a home 1 month prior to our lease ending, which is only one month away so we are almost done. She probably figures she has done us a favor, although we have discussed this many months ago and agreed that this is ok many months ago. I don’t know, we are good tennants, we haven’t messed up the property, I could be overreacting. My wife understandably doesn’t want to raise a fuss because she wants the deposit back when we move in a month.
Sorry, I just felt like blowing off some steam, this cold is getting to me. It’s supposed to warm up some this week, maybe I’ll feel better when it does.