How to Get Your Landlord to Make Minor Repairs
Strategies for getting leaky faucets and other annoying problems fixed
How to Get Your Landlord to Make Major Repairs
How to write a convincing request for repairs letter to your landlord
Tenant Options if Your Landlord Won't Make Major Repairs
Tenant "big stick" remedies if your landlord won't handle serious habitability problems
How Rent Withholding Works
If your landlord has not met the responsibility of keeping your unit livable, you may be able to stop paying any rent to the landlord until the repairs are made.
How to Avoid Carbon Monoxide Problems in Rentals
Why tenants should have a carbon monoxide detector in their rental
Radon Problems in Rentals
Learn whether radon is a potential hazard in your rental—and what to do about it.
Landlord Responsibility for Bed Bugs
How to handle a bed bug problem in your rental unit.
What Landlords Need to Tell Tenants about Bed Bugs in the Building
Learn your rights to know about a bed bug problem in the rental property.
Can I Sue My Landlord for Bed Bugs in the Building?
Learn about bed bug-related lawsuits.
Can My Landlord Evict Me Because I Complained About Bed Bugs in My Apartment?
Learn about tenant protection from retaliatory evictions for bed bug complaints.
Sample Letter to Landlord: You Intend to Withhold the Rent
Provide written notice to your landlord and follow state procedures before withholding rent for repair problems
Sample Letter to Landlord: Permission to Do a Minor Repair
Get your landlord's written permission before you do any home repairs
Sample Letter to Landlord: Deteriorating Asbestos
How to alert your landlord of a potential asbestos health hazard in your apartment or rental unit
Sample Tenant Letter Requesting Reimbursement for Temporary Housing
Ask your landlord to pay for temporary housing if problems in your rental pose a health risk
Sample Letter: Request Inspection of CO Detector
Get quick action when you suspect a carbon monoxide problem in your rental
Sample Letter to Landlord Requesting a Radon Test
How to ask your landlord to test your rental for radon.
Sample Letter to Landlord Regarding a Likely Radon Problem
How to get your landlord to arrange professional radon testing in your rental unit.
Sample Letter Alerting Landlord to Dangerous Conditions
Put your requests for new locks or improved security in writing.
Sample Group Petition to Landlord for Repairs and Property Improvements
How to write a group complaint letter to your landlord.