This chapter of the Chicago Renters' Resource Guide provides an overview of writing letters to your landlord. When writing to your landlord, be specific in describing the problems you are having. Do not exaggerate or under-emphasize the extent of the problem. The landlord may show this letter to a judge if your problem is ever litigated. You want to make sure it conveys the truth of the situation accurately to give yourself the best possible chance of winning the case.