Make sure to log the following types of activities and issues:


Taking a video or picture


Calling Code


Code or management inspecting


Maintenance going to your apartment


Calling the management office


Going to the management office


Handing in or mailing a repair request


Anytime a housing problem occurs

(eg., a leak starts, there is no hot water, sink clogs, management treats you badly)

this information is for educational purposes only and should not be interpreted as legal counsel or advice.

Evidence Collection Tips for Renters

Having evidence of problems helps you enforce your rights. Here are some tips.

Log Everything!

It’s important to keep track of what’s going on with your housing. Maintaining a log of ongoing problems and activities you take to try to get the problems resolved is a good way to keep a record so you don’t forget anything.

Use our Activity Tracker & Conditions Log to keep track of what's going on!



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