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if you are renting, who is responsible for an electrician fixing a loose wire in an outlet

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October 04 2011 - Columbus
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your repair will actually be much easier than this, since your wires are already separated and stripped, and many switches have push in wire attachments, making this ridiculously simple. 

turn the freaking breaker off, and test to see the power is off before doing this. 
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October 15 2011
Unless otherwise specified in the lease, the landlord is responsible.
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October 15 2011
It would take you or him/her 2 minutes to fix it. Turn off the circuit breaker first. They are responsible, but if you told him you fixed it, you would earn some brownie points.
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October 14 2011
The landlord.  It is in my understanding that with rental properties in Pennsylvania that landlords cannot require tenants to maintain any part of a rental property, even if it is stated as the tenants responsibilty in the rental agreement.  Commercial properties are an exception and so are single-family detached residential homes.
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October 14 2011
The landlord.
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October 14 2011
The landlord should fix this for you. Report it as you are required by your lease. In some cases, I would take a photo and contract either your landlord or your Realtor(if you had one to find the home). You have then practiced due diligence in letting them know. It's alo a fire hazrd to you and your family. You most certainly want this fixed. Put it in writing and send it to either the landlord or the property manager. Document it and report it as soon as you can. Thank you for your question.
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October 06 2011
Speaking as a landlord myself, the typical tenant will recieve my praise for reporting something electrical that I am quite willing to take care of when it is either electrical or plumbing.
Those two topics also carry access priviliges of less than 24 hour notice when a possible emergency is at stake .Protecting an inocent tenant below a leak from an apartment above or checking out a fire hazzard smoke alarm going off where the tenant is out of town is an important part of what successful landlords do besides collect rent.
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