Tenant Repair Request Letter [FREE Sample]

A tenant uses a Tenant Repair Request Letter to notify their landlord or property management of any repairs that are required at their rented property. 

Before the tenant takes further action, such as completing the repair themselves and deducting the cost from the rent they pay to the landlord as restitution, this request letter might serve as proof that the landlord was aware of the problem.

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’ve been your tenant for the past five years and rent the house at [ADDRESS]. You are accountable for any repairs that are required in the residence, according to my lease arrangement.

I spoke with you regarding my clogged kitchen drain yesterday afternoon. I’ve tried every simple solution to unclog it, but nothing has worked. I feel the issue is with the pipes rather than with the stuck food.

As a result, a plumber is required to resolve the issue. I contacted the plumbing business to have them inspect the sink, and they provided me with a free estimate to correct the problem. It cost $75, and I’ve attached a copy.

I’ve been washing my dishes with my garden hose and a bucket because I can’t use the kitchen sink. My mother is coming in a week on [DATE] for a two-week stay, so I’d love it if you could send a plumber here within two days of receiving this message.

Please notify me when the plumber will arrive so that I can make arrangements to be home. I’m going to put the rent in an escrow account until the issue is resolved. The phone number is where you may reach me.

Thank you for attending to this as soon as possible. 


Your Name
Enclosed: copy of repair estimate

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