I am currently writing a follow up letter to our landlord about having a broken washer and dryer. We contacted him about a month ago. It has been a month, and he hasn't made any contact at all after saying he would look into the warranty.
Our lease states, “The Landlord is responsible for maintenance, repair, and replacement of dishwasher, washer, dryer, refrigerator, stove and oven in unit."
Do we have the right to withhold a portion of rent to cover laundry at the laundry mat? This is what I would like to put in our letter:
"Please consider this letter as a follow-up to my initial telephone call informing you of the problem. If no repairs have been done by August 1st, we will be withholding $100 from rent each month to cover the cost of doing laundry at the laundry mat."