If my landlord hasn’t responded to requests to fix my heater, what can I do?

It has been over 10 days (months in fact).

Asked on September 11, 2012 under Real Estate Law, Utah


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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

If your landlord has not fixed your heater after repeated requests for such, you should do the following:

1. write your landlord a note memorializing your requests for the heater's repair and that needs to be done by a certain date and if not, you will have it repaired by a third party and have the landlord invoiced for such. Keep a copy of the letter for future and need.

2. if the completion date comes and goes, hire a repair person to get the heater fixed and instruct the repair person to invoice the landlord the costs for such.

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