Building and Strengthening Tenant Action

Buscando Acción y Solidaridad Que Transforme el Arrendamiento



How to Write a Repair Request to Your Landlord

Your lease likely requires you to submit repair requests in writing.

Follow our guide to find out how to do it!


Use this housing conditions checklist to check off the problems in your unit that

need to be fixed.

Click to download

On this letter, write the following:

  • the date
  • your landlord's name             and address
  • your unit number
  • the problems that need fixing and their locations
  • your signature


Click to download TEMPLATE


Make a copy or take a picture for your records.


Submit your letter to the place you pay rent. Certified mail is always the best way to get proof your landlord received your repair request. If in the future you want to take legal action, you’ll have to send it certified or mail it regularly/give it in person twice.

Now you have completed your

repair request!

Landlord not completing your repairs?

this information is for educational purposes only and should not be interpreted as legal counsel or advice.

BASTA is a non-profit project dedicated to helping Austin renters work together to improve the conditions of their homes and communities.