How to confront landlord of problems in apartment?
October 5, 2006 6:38pm CST
How should I confront my landlord about problems in our apartment. When we moved in there were holes in the carpet-that they said they'd fix, and it seems like we're all constantly sick-constant headaches, runny noses etc... Also about the maintence guy-whom she says is her friend-he refuses to fix anything at our apartment-and claims that he's alraedy fixed them, says he dates things-which is incorrect-We dont like to be "bad tenants" but sometimes things need to be fixed. We're both really shy, and don't know really how to confront it.
19 Oct 06
I've said it before, and I'll say it again here: document everything. Take pictures and date them, write down everything that is wrong with your place, and make a record of every conversation you have with your landlord or the maintenance guy. If you feel that you can't confront your landlord personally, write a letter detailing what you feel needs to be done, and give it a time-frame. (Keep a copy for yourself.) If the problem is not rectified to your liking, contact the local rentral tribunal-they'll tell you what your rights are in the particular state you're in.