When something does stop working in your apartment while you are living there, then you do have the right to expect the landlord to get it fixed as soon as possible. Some things are a bigger emergency than others, so you will need to consider what is the most important to you and what is a reasonable amount of time. For example, getting a cabinet fixed in the kitchen is probably not a rush job, but if your plumbing stops working or you lose your heat in the middle of winter, you can rightly expect the landlord to come over and get it fixed as soon as possible.


Usually your landlord is going to hear about the complaint and get over there as quickly as possible. But if they ignore you, then you need to get it in writing. You can send them a detailed, time-stamped letter that allows them to know the details of the issue. Give them a reasonable deadline in order to respond. This is usually enough to get them to act. If they don’t, then it is time to contact the Housing Authority to come and do an inspection of the property and then demand that the landlord fix it if there is a problem.


Keep in mind here that if the pipes burst or there is a fire in the kitchen and it damages your stuff, the landlord is not going to be the one to reimburse you for it. They will get it fixed and their insurance will help with the structure of the apartment, but you need to have your own renters insurance policy to come in and cover any damaged items of your own for this. You should also consider whether the fix is something that you need to do. A broken HVAC system or plumbing issue can be up to the landlord, but some of the smaller issues will be up to you to get fixed. Make sure to check your lease to see whether this is true for you or not.


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