It's in the best interest of both the tenant and the landlord to have a good relationship. One of the factors making that much more comfortable is when everyone abides by everything in the lease agreement.
If something in the property breaks down, such as the AC, the tenant has the right to ask the landlord to fix it. This is not the tenant's responsibility. In most cases, it is enough for the tenant to inform the landlord. If the landlord doesn't act on it, you could elevate the matter with a Notice to Repair.
If a property owner or manager fails to maintain a rental property as is their responsibility, they violate the lease agreement.
The Notice to Repair is a written request from a tenant outlining the reason for a requested repair, usually with a deadline specified. The notice can be used for any maintenance or upkeep matters falling under the responsibility of the landlord. It could also be a general complaint form that the property has been poorly maintained by the landlord or manager of the concern.
Depending on your state, a Notice to Repair may also be known as:
Tenants could use a Notice to Repair to request for a property maintenance task to get done formally. They could ask the landlord or manager in person beforehand, but the notice creates a paper trail that can support a tenant's decision to get out of a lease agreement scot-free.
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Your Notice to Repair only needs a few relevant details about the landlord, tenant, and lease agreement. The most crucial part is to outline the extent of the damage and the urgency of the repair.
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The tenant should sign the Notice to Repair to make it official. The landlord does not have to sign it, but they could acknowledge receiving the notice.
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