Repair Request Sample Letter

Fill in this sample letter to fit your situation. Send the repair request to your landlord by certified letter, email, or text message. Keep a copy for your records.

Re: Repair Request
______________________________ (Landlord’s Name)
______________________________ (Landlord’s Address)
______________________________ (Landlord’s City, State and Zip Code)

Dear Sir or Madam:

I am writing to you about repairs and services that are needed in the
property I rent from you at ___________________________ (property address).
Here are the problems that need to be fixed:

  1. ________________________________________________________
  2. ________________________________________________________
  3. ________________________________________________________
  4. ________________________________________________________
  5. ________________________________________________________

These conditions are serious and a breach of your legal responsibility to keep
the unit in safe, sanitary and livable condition.
Please complete the requested repairs by ___________ (future date).
If the repairs are not made by this date, I intend to exercise my legal right to:

□ Withhold Rent until the repairs are made.

□ Repair and Deduct by hiring a repair person to complete the repairs and
deducting the cost of repairs from my rent.

I appreciate your prompt attention to this matter.
____________________________________ (Your Signature)
____________________________________ (Date)


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