We leased a house based on the fact that it was advertised with an aircon. We have not had the air con working properly

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Customer: We leased a house based on the fact that it was advertised with an aircon. We have not had the air con working properly for nearly 3 months now. We informed the agent in December that there was an issue and it has been on going since then. due to the faulty air con we have received a very large Bill from the electricity company and have asked the owner for some compensation of the bill and they have said no. is there any way we are able to get some form of compensation off the owner?
JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?
Customer: WA
JA: What are the terms of the lease? Any issues related to maintenance or upkeep?
Customer: Landlord to pay for any maintenance on the property
JA: Anything else you want the Lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: No
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Hi, I’m John Melis, solicitor, and I am in Australia. I want to thank you for taking the time to speak with me today. I’ve had something like this happen before. I know how frustrating it can feel. May I suggest the following for you!

As the air conditioning is not working, and the property was advertised with air conditioning, you will be able to raise a claim against the landlord. You can seek a discount on the rent, or that the air conditioning is fixed immediately or both.

I suggest that you issue written communication to the landlord stating that you're going to make a complaint to the real estate Institute and commence proceedings in the court for compensation if the matter is not rectified.

​I can hear your concern and your voice, and if you follow the steps I’ve suggested above, it will give you a direction to go.

Please let me know if you have any more questions.

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