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TO: Landlord's Name
FROM: Your Name
As stated in my previous letter, dated __________, I have taken action to perform necessary repairs that you have failed to correct. I had the repairs made and paid for them myself, as I said I would do.
You are required by Michigan law to keep the premises and all common areas fit for the use intended, and to keep the premises in reasonable repair during the term of the lease, and to comply with the applicable health and safety laws of the state and local governments.
I spoke to you about the problems and the need for repair. I wrote you letter(s) dated __________ about the need for corrective action. You failed to act within a reasonable amount of time. Therefore, I found it necessary to take action myself.
Enclosed are the receipts for all expenditures I have made:
- I paid for the repair from previously withheld and escrowed rent.
- I will deduct the amount from my next rent payment.