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2150 S.

Canalport, Suite 2B-2


Chicago, IL 60608
Tel: 773/292-4980
Hotline: 773/292-4988
Fax: 773/292-0333
www.tenants-rights.org

______________(Date)

_________________________________(Landlord Name)
_________________________________(Address)
_________________________________

Dear __________________________,

I have the following problems in my apartment that need to be taken care of:

___________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________

This problem constitutes a violation of the residential lease agreement or is


required under a law, administrative rule, or local ordinance or regulation. Therefore, I
am requesting that you remedy this problem within 14 days. If the problem is not fixed
within 14 days, I will exercise my legal rights and get the repair done on my own and
deduct the cost from my rent. I will provide paid receipts to you along with my reduced
rent, and the deduction will not exceed the lesser of $500 or one-half of the monthly
rent.

Thank you.

Sincerely,

________________________(Your Name)
________________________(Address)
________________________

Remember to make copies and send by certified mail with return receipt.
This letter published by the Metropolitan Tenants Organization, 2150 S. Canalport 2B2., Chicago, IL 60608 (773) 292-4988.