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time for the landlord to make the repair, considerthe seriousness of the condition and the nature

of the repair. It is a good ide to notify the landlord in writingthat you plan to use the "repair

and

deduct"

remedy

before

you

arrange

for

the

r ir ato

be

done.

Written

notice

is

the

best

notice.

The

tenant

should

keep

copies

of

repair

receipts

and

ask

the

repair

person

for

a

statement

detailing

the

work

performed

and

the

problem

corrected.

Keep

copies

of

information. You may subtract these repair costs from your next month’s rent by sending copies

of the repair receipts along with the remaining amount of rent due to your landlord. When using

“repair and deduct” the tenant must be careful and spend only a reasonable amount on the repair.

The tenant should not improve the property, only rpair the defect. The tenant should use only

qualified and licensed workers to make the repairs. If you do not feel tat "repair and deduct"

will address your issue, you should consider contacting an attorney.

Are there any agencies that can force a landlord to make repairs?

There is no statewide agency that regulates the condition residential rental housing.

Some cities and counties have local ordinances orcodes that regulate residential rental housing.

These codes and ordinances are often enforced bythe city or county.

ou may wish to contact

the housing code inspector if you are in a city, town or county with a housing, building, or health

and

safety

code.

A

landlord

must

comply

with

applicable

local

ngu codes.

If

you

are

unaware whether or not your area has such codes,call the city hall or county courthouse and ask

for the building inspector or the code enforcement office.

The home I was renting was severely damaged during recent flooding. I can no longer live in the home due to the water damage. Do I still have to pay rent to my landlord?

In general, a tenant should not have to parent if the rental unitis no longer habitable.

When the tenant’s unit is damaged, the tenant needs to notify the landlord of the damage verbally

and in writing. If the tenant wants to movesthe tenant should offer to vacate the unit and ask

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