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Your Repair Request Letter To Your Landlord - Keeping The Rental Unit Habitable And Safe

Under the housing laws of Massachusetts(the State Sanitary Code), landlords have an obligation to repair and maintain their apartments and rental properties to ensure that tenants are safe and that the premises are habitable. Landlords must ensure that common wear and tear be addresses and major issues like broken water pipes, faulty electric systems, heating and cooling problems and structural problems(this includes floors, windows, foundations, roof, chimneys, stairwells, porches, walls, doors, and ceilings)  must be repaired when necessary. The landlord is also responsible to ensure that issues that pose a health hazard to the tenants like rodent infestations and mold are taken care of in a timely manner. Be sure to also go through the lease to make sure that it doesn't waive your tenancy rights to have the landlord maintain and repair the property.

A tenant who needs repairs on their rental property has the right to demand better conditions by sending a formal letter to the landlord, itemizing the repairs in detail. The HomeTitan Repair Request letter has been professionally written to ensure that you address all the repairs needed and that it is in the landlord's best interest to make the repairs in a reasonable timeframe. To prompt the landlord this letter details the specific Massachusetts laws making them aware that they risk legal consequences if they do not address or fix the issues.

Can you repair and deduct in Massachusetts?
Massachusetts housing laws give tenants the right to "Repair and deduct" if the landlord doesn't make repairs which basically means you can make the repairs and deduct the costs from the rent. One can also withhold rent under the state's warranty of habitability. However, requesting in writing gives the landlord a reasonable time frame to make the repairs and reminds them that you are ready to take the necessary steps to pursue legal remedies.

As with all written correspondence to a landlord it is recommended to send this letter via certified mail, to get return receipt which can be used for future reference. Also save a copy of the letter for your own records.

Key features of this letter

  • Key laws for your state
  • Main landlord responsibilities in this situation
  • Your states Warranty of Habitability
  • Formatted clearly - so your landlord can easily see the laws, issues, descriptions of issues, and desired outcome you desire.
  • Specific language landlords want to hear

Why your landlord
needs the Landlord Repair Request Letters letter

  • Keeps his Massachusetts rental unit in good repair
  • Landlord's also prefer a written record of events related to their rental units
  • Keeps minor maintenance issues from becoming major and costly repairs
  • Allows him to know the timeframe he has t make repairs so he can schedule accordingly
  • Why Hometitan

    Our letters for Massachusetts renters are tailored to your state, with the right laws to get your landlord’s attention. We’ve taken care of the Massachusetts Repair Request Letter details so there’s no hassle on your part to find the right law and craft an approrpriate letter. Our letters have been used in Massachusetts and all over America with great success.