PA Landlord Tenant law says this:
My heat is included in my rent and is controlled by the building manager, individual apartments don't even have thermostats. Yesterday was the first significantly chilly day and the heat wasn't turned on. I was considering writing my landlord and asking when they were planning on complying with the law and turning on the heat, but when I got home tonight there was a note on the front door of the building. It said that they were in the middle of replacing the heating system because the old one was too far gone to repair, and due to "finishing part delays" (what does that even mean???) they did not expect to be done for two more weeks. The temperature at night for the next two weeks is going to be in the 40's most nights, and they're saying we won't have any heat?!?Landlord must provide heat between October 1st and May 15th at a minimum of 65° between 6:30 AM and 10:30 PM; 60° during the night and when the temperature is below 0° unless otherwise provided by lease.
My question, I guess, is do I have any legal standing to ask for a partial rent credit for them not complying with the housing code?