Sample Letter 2- Withholding Rent
Dear (Landlord's Name),
I am writing to advise you that because you have not made the necessary repairs (which I requested in writing two weeks ago and spoke with you about prior to that), you have left me no choice but to withhold my rent.
I have opened a separate savings account at (name of bank or other financial institution), into which I will deposit my rent money for this month and all upcoming months until all of the repairs have been made.
I have also contacted the city's Housing Inspection Bureau and requested an inspection. I hope that this matter can be settled easily and quickly.
(Name of Tenant)
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