notice to landlord for rent abatement
to sue a landlord for rent abatement, what details would need to be included in a notice ?
would the notice inform the landlord to comply within a specfied time or face legal action?
or would the notice be a request for montary compensation, if so what is the percent of the rent the landlord should refund?
1 Answer from Attorneys
Re: notice to landlord for rent abatement
I cannot answer this without more facts.
However, by "notice" I assume you mean a demand to the landlord to pay (they never do at this point, but they know you are serious).
As to the second question, you always tell them to pay within a specified time (usually 7 days), or they will face legal action.
Thirdly, always include an amount too high. If you tell someone they can solve their problems for $100, you can't later tell them it will be $2,000.
As to percent of the rent, you are going to end in court, and let a judge decide. Expecting a landlord to pay, is similar to expecting President Bush to pull the troops out of Irag and Afghanistan, and admit he made a mistake.
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