This is a sample letter for asking your landlord to make repairs to meet the requirements of the Landlord and Tenant Act. You should use this letter after you have contacted the landlord several times requesting that repairs be done. See the resource 'Getting the Landlord to Make Repairs' on this site for more information. You should also look at the resource 'Entering Your Rented Space' about access. The law allows a landlord to enter a rental unit without notice, if making repairs that were initiated within seven days after a tenant’s written request for repairs. If you wish to restrict that access to certain reasonable days and times, that must be clear in your written request for repairs.
Dear [landlord’s name]:
Since I moved in on [date] we have discussed needed repairs on numerous occasions [add dates if known]. As I am sure you are aware, Oregon Law requires landlords to keep rentals in livable condition (ORS 90.320). These requirements are quite specific. The specific repairs needed in my unit to satisfy the law are as follows: [list needed repairs].
You have not made any attempts to complete these repairs. Please respond to this request for repairs in writing by [date] outlining your intentions to complete repairs. If no response is received by [date], I will pursue tenant remedies stated in the Landlord/Tenant Act by [add if appropriate] [contacting an attorney] or [starting a small claims court action].
[Include language here if you need to restrict landlord access.]
I was told that it is unlawful for a landlord to respond to this letter by sending a termination notice, increasing rent, or otherwise retaliating (ORS 90.385).
[your name and address]