__________________date _________________________(Landlord Name) _________________________ (Address) _________________________ Dear _____________________________ This notice is to inform you of a serious problem in my apartment. Since, ____________________ I have been without and/or lacking sufficient [state here exactproblem and the part of apartment effected by problem.] I would like you to correct thisproblem immediately so that I might enjoy the full use of my apartment.I have notified ________________________about the heat problem bytelephone, but I am presenting this 24 hour notice in writing in order to exercise myrights under the Chicago Residential Landlord-Tenant Ordinance, specifically Section 5-12-110(f). Under the Ordinance, I have the right, among others, to obtain substituteservices and deduct the cost from my next months rent and, also to withhold from themonthly rent an amount that reasonably reflects the reduced value of my apartment ifproblem is not fixed within 24 hours of receipt of this notice. I regard this problem to bea serious health and safety problem that cannot continue; if you do not remedy thisproblem immediately, I will take appropriate action.Please inform me as to how you intend to correct this problem. I can becontacted at ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ Sincerely,cc: Metropolitan Tenants OrganizationRemember to make copies and send by certified mail with return receipt.
This letter published by the Metropolitan Tenants Organization, 2150 S. Canalport Suite 2B2 Chicago, IL, (773) 292-4988.
Sample Letter When There is a Problem With Essential Services(Heat, Hot & Cold Water, Gas, Electricity, Plumbing)
Can only be used by residents of buildings covered by the ChicagoResidential Landlord-Tenant Ordinance