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Prorated Rent Due To Fire or Other Casualty Damage

Below is a sample of the Notice a tenant would use to demand a reduction in rent because the rental property was damaged in a fire or other casualty. For more information about this situation, see Fire/Casualty Damage. To use this sample, take out the information between brackets and replace it with information specific to your situation. Use the link below the notice to download a sample form.

Notice of Fire or other Casualty Damage

To: [Larry Landlord
123 Landlord Lane
Lincoln, NE 68508]

From:[Terry and Theresa Tenant
123 Tenant Trail
Lincoln, NE 68508]

I am writing to notify you the rental property I/we rent at [123 Tenant Trail, Lincoln, NE 68508] has been damaged or destroyed by [an electrical fire] on the date of [4/27/2015]. The damage from this casualty has substantially impaired my/our enjoyment of the property. The following rooms are uninhabitable: [the master bedroom and master bathroom]. I/we have vacated these rooms and demand that the rent be reduced proportionally while these rooms remain uninhabitable.  Thank you for your consideration on this matter

(Neb. Rev. Stat. §76-1429)

[Terry Tenant]                                             [Theresa Tenant]

Dated: [4/30/2015]

Certificate of Service

The undersigned hereby certifies that a true and accurate copy of the above and foregoing was [ X ]mailed first class postage prepaid _____ hand delivered on: [4/30/2015]

to: [Larry Landlord
123 Landlord Lane
Lincoln, NE 68508]                                   [Theresa Tenant]

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