My question involves landlord-tenant law in the State of: Texas
My hot water heater broke and I have no hot water in my apartment unit currently. It was malfunctioning for about a week, the water got EXTREMELY hot to the point you could burn your skin on anything higher than the medium setting. I didn't gripe about that but about a week later, thats all she wrote, no more hot water. So I called in for an emergency repair and a technician came out pretty quick and diagnosed it as the thermostat and told me he reset it and I shouldnt have any more trouble with it. Not even 24 hours later its cold again. I called the main desk and told them and they told me a tech would come by, except noone did. I bugged them all day about it too. In the end they told me they're ordering a part but a tech would come by to reset it one more time so I could have hot water in the morning and would repair it next day, except that did not happen.
As long as they can fix it by tomorrow then I don't really care but if they don't, what are my courses of action and more importantly, what 'should' I do given those options? I have enough saved up to relocate if necessary but can I break my lease in this situation if they don't repair it soon? Can I atleast get a hotel and demand they take those days I had no hot water off my rent or repair the hot water heater myself and have them take that out the rent?