Tenant Repair Request Letter [FREE Sample]

Learn how to write a tenant repair request letter. Use our sample tenant repair request letter as a template for your request letter. 

Tenant Repair Request Letter sample

Your Name
Your Address
City, State, Zip Code


Name of Landlord
Address of Landlord
City, State, Zip Code

RE: Request for repairs

Dear Name of Landlord:

I rent the house at ADDRESS and have been your tenant for the past five years. According to my lease contract, you are responsible for any repairs that are required in the house.

I spoke to you yesterday afternoon about my clogged kitchen drain. I have tried every simple remedy to get it unclogged and nothing works. I believe the problem is because of the pipes, not simply stuck food. 

Therefore, a plumber is needed to handle the problem. I called Name of Plumbing Company to look at the sink, and they gave me a free estimate to fix the problem. It was $75, and I have enclosed a copy. 

Since I can’t use the kitchen sink, I have been washing my dishes with my backyard hose and a bucket. 

I would appreciate it if you could send a plumber here within two days of the date that you receive this letter, as my mother is coming in a week on DATE for a two week visit. 

Please let me know when the plumber will come, so I can arrange to be home. I will withhold rent in an escrow account until the problem is solved. I can be reached at Phone Number. 

Thank you for attending to this as soon as possible. 


Your Signature 
Your Printed Name
Enclosed: copy of repair estimate

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