Are gas-related repairs treated differently?

A recent statute places the burden for certain gas related repairs on the landlord regardless of what the lease says. Under the Gas Equipment Hazards Act, the landlord has 72 hours after receiving notice to have a professional make any repairs necessary to alleviate a hazardous condition of a gas appliance, piping or other gas equipment. If the landlord fails to timely make the repairs, the tenant may move out, the lease is void and the security deposit must be returned to the tenant.

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1. Who is responsible for repairs?
2. Can a tenant make repairs and deduct the cost from rent?
3. What if the tenant is injured by an unsafe condition in the unit?
4. What if damage results from problems in the common areas?
5. What can the tenant do if the unit falls into disrepair?
6. Are gas-related repairs treated differently?