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Tenant Letters 

 

1. Notice of remedy condition letter
The law requires your landlord to maintain your home in a safe, decent, sanitary, and livable way. At the first sign of a problem in your home, call the landlord and send this letter. To create legal options, tenants must notify their landlords about problems IN WRITING! There are two versions provided for you. Use the one you prefer.
Conditions Letter 1 (doc)
Conditions Letter 2 (doc)

2. Violation of privacy letter
This letter can be used if your landlord has made an illegal entry into your home. The law generally requires the landlord to give you 24 hours notice of coming into your home!
Get it  here. (doc)

3. Security deposit letter
Give your landlord, IN WRITING, your forwarding address when you move out. Once you have left, the landlord has 30 days to return your security deposit. If you don't get all of it back, the landlord must send an itemized statement regarding the deductions. If you paid more then one month's rent for your security deposit, you should receive interest on the amount that is greater than your security deposit. There are two versions provided for your convenience
Security Deposit Letter 1 (doc)

4. Sublease agreement
Standard form for you to use for subleasing.
Get it here (pdf)

5. Notice of illegal entry
Form letter for you to use for illegal entry of landlord.
Get it here (pdf)
Get it here (doc)

6 . Notice of intent to breach contract
Another form letter to inform your landlord that you will be breaching your rental agreement.
Get it  here (pdf)
Get it  here (doc)

7. Notice of neighbor's interference
Letter to landlord notifying him or her that the neighbors are hindering your stay at your place.
Get it  here (pdf)
Get it  here (doc)