Getting a Landlord to Make Repairs

A tenant has the right to live in a home that is in reasonable repair, fit for use as a proper home, meets local housing codes and is reasonably energy efficient. The landlord has the responsibility to make sure your home is fit to live in. If your landlord does not make repairs, there are things you can do to make the landlord fix the problems. If it is not an emergency, do the things below.

If it is an emergency, call your legal aid office right away. Emergencies are things like no power, no heat, no stove or oven, no working plumbing, no hot water, or an intent-to-condemn notice.