High summer temperatures in the Lone Star State are a regular occurrence. However, in recent years, extreme heat has grown more dangerous, with 2023 being the second hottest summer on record.
With this in mind, Texas is not a state that requires rental units to have air conditioning. And even if a tenant is fortunate enough to have AC, a speedy repair or accommodations are also not codified in law.
This was the main impetus behind Texas Housers’ latest report ‘Renters, Air Conditioning, and Extreme Heat in Texas‘ and its author, Research Director Ben Martin, joined A Little Louder to discuss the current laws for AC in rental units in Texas and what we feel must change.
As always, you can listen to Episode 58: ‘How Texas renters live under extreme heat’ below or wherever you get your podcasts.