If Something Needs To Be Fixed When I Move In, What Should I Do?

If anything needs to be repaired when you move into an apartment, make a detailed list, give it to the landlord or his representatives, and either have it signed and dated by the landlord, or send it by registered mail ­­ and keep a copy for yourself. Log all calls. The HRA asks that tenants be patient and flexible while the landlord schedules repairs. If a repair must be made because of a code violation, the law will dictate how fast the repair must be made. If this is not the case, however, and you think a reasonable amount of time has passed, you can call the HRA.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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