Mechanicsburg, PA asked in Landlord - Tenant for Alabama

Q: Is an apartment complex's service request and a tenant demand letter for repairs the same?

She has put in 2 service requests for the same issue (roaches) and has had no action taken. In Alabama, a land lord has 14 days to address an issue in a demand letter or the tenant can legally terminate the lease early. If the service request through the web site counts as a demand letter, those 14 days have already passed. If not, she has to live with roaches for 2 more weeks as the landlord will do nothing about it.

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A: A service request made through an apartment complex's system is typically not the same as a formal tenant demand letter. A tenant demand letter is usually a written notice specifically requesting repairs and outlining the legal consequences if the repairs are not made within a certain timeframe.

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