Sample Letter 1- Demanding Repairs
Dear (Landlord's Name),
It has been over two months since I moved in at (current address). In this time, you have made no repairs on my apartment. I have spoken with you over the phone about these repairs twice now (give dates if possible). You told me you would get to it soon; that was more than two weeks ago. According to Michigan law, you are required to maintain my apartment in reasonable repair and keep it up to the standards of the state and local housing codes. I am taking this time to inform you in writing of the needed repairs.
1. The toilet overflows, forcing me to clean up and plunge it every time it is used.
I trust you will take rapid action in correcting these problems. If the repairs are not made within two weeks, I will be forced to seek other solutions, including withholding my rent until the repairs are made and/or requesting an inspection from the city's Housing Inspection Bureau. Before making these repairs, please inform me in writing as to who, when, and why someone will be entering my apartment. I have a right to privacy.
I hope it will not be necessary to take any further action regarding this matter.
(Name of Tenant)