My apartment needs repairs. Who is responsible for completing them?

Repairs to appliances, walls, flooring, windows, heating and plumbing systems, and other things that are part of the apartment are the responsibility of the landlord, unless you cause damage that’s in excess of usual wear and tear. If you ask your landlord to fix something and he or she doesn’t, make your request again in writing. If the problem still isn’t fixed within a reasonable amount of time, you might be able to ask for a rent deduction in some circumstances, although many landlords are willing to renegotiate your rent in exchange for you doing repairs. Make sure you always get any agreements made in writing for your protection.