Most residents give little thought to how they communicate with their Landlord. Nearly 35 percent of Americans currently reside in rental units. It is important to understand how to communicate effectively with a landlord. The relationship that you enjoy with your landlord can directly impact your lifestyle, comfort, housing stability, and financial standing. Establishing a positive and healthy relationship with your landlord can go a long way in helping to live in the best conditions possible, getting the fastest responses to maintenance requests, and keeping rental rates affordable.