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 Chicago Residential Landlord-Tenant Ordinance

__________________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 exact problem and the part of apartment effected by problem.] I would like you to correct this problem immediately so that I might enjoy the full use of my apartment. I have notified ________________________about the heat problem by telephone, but I am presenting this 24 hour notice in writing in order to exercise my rights under the Chicago Residential Landlord-Tenant Ordinance, specifically Section 512-110(f). Under the Ordinance, I have the right, among others, to obtain substitute services and deduct the cost from my next months rent and, also to withhold from the monthly rent an amount that reasonably reflects the reduced value of my apartment if problem is not fixed within 24 hours of receipt of this notice. I regard this problem to be a serious health and safety problem that cannot continue; if you do not remedy this problem immediately, I will take appropriate action. Please inform me as to how you intend to correct this problem. I can be contacted at ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ Sincerely,

cc: Metropolitan Tenants Organization Remember 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) 2924988.

CARTA PARA CUANDO HAY UN PROBLEMA CON LOS SERVICIOS ESSENCIALES (CALEFACCIÓN, AGUA CALIENTE Y FRIA, GAS, ELECTRICIDAD, PLOMERIA)

SOLO PARA RESIDENTES EN EDIFICIOS CUBIERTOS BAJO LA ORDENANZA RESIDENCIAL ENTRE PROPIETARIO E INQUILINO EN CHICAGO

_________________ (Fecha)

___________________ (Propietario) ___________________ (Dirección) ___________________

Estimado ___________________,

Este aviso es para notificarle sobre un problema grave en mi apartamento. Desde, __________________________ yo he estado sin o falta de _______________________. Deseo que usted arregle este problema inmediatamente para que yo pueda tener el uso completo de mi apartamento. Yo le he notificado _________________________ sobre este problema por teléfono, y ahora le presento este aviso de 24 horas por escrito para ejercer mis derechos bajo la Ordenanza de Propietarios e Inquilinos, específicamente Sección 5-12-110 (f). Yo considero este problema muy grave y un riesgo de salud que no puede continuar; si usted no arregla este problema inmediatamente, yo voy a tomar la acción apropiada.

Sinceramente, ____________________(Su Nombre) ____________________(Dirección) ____________________ cc: Grupo Comunitario

ACUERDESE DE MANTENER UNA COPIA Y ENVIAR LA CARTA POR CORREO CERTIFICADO CON COMPROBANTE.

Organización Metropolitana de Inquilinos, 2150 S. Canalport Suite 2B2 Chicago, IL, (773) 292-4988

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