Rental Conditions and Repairs
In normal circumstances, you will be able to ask your landlord for repairs by calling, emailing, or even texting them. Just ask them how they would like to be contacted! Simply telling them about the repair that is needed, however, may not always work. If you are having trouble getting repairs, we have included a handy infographic below to help you decide what your next step should be, and how the AS Legal Information Center can help you.
MOLD GUIDANCE FOR TENANTS AND LANDLORDS from the Northwest Clean Air Agency can be found HERE. Many landlords and tenants do not understand why mold problems start and how to safely clean them up when they do. This document is designed to eliminate the confusion with simple guidance followed by detailed examples to help prevent the most common problems the NWCAA has observed responding to hundreds of complaints.
WARNING: If your landlord isn’t fixing serious health and safety problems in your rental then you have the right to file a complaint with the city of Bellingham. You can either call the city's Permit Center with concerns or complaints (contact information HERE ), or download a Code Enforcement Request HERE, complete the form with your complaints and concerns, and submit via email.