the lease say?
The lease should be pretty clear as to who or whom is responsible for fixing the air conditioning system.
If the lease requires the Landlord to maintain the air conditioning, and they will not, there is a state agency which will be happy to send one of its little pit bull dogs down from Raleigh to address the issue; for that matter, they may have one already stationed in Wilmington.
What about the Health Department? Have they deemed the property uninhabitable due to the heat?
Who owns the apartment project? That's a matter of public record. Look them up on the county tax roles; get some contact information. Perhaps they are unaware their onsite property manager is not performing.
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