Tenant enlists ChatGPT to draft legal-sounding letters, avoids rent hike

"It took a couple of attempts to get it perfect."

Katie Daviscourt Seattle WA
A tenant in New York City was able to get apartment appliances fixed after successfully drafting a legal letter to her landlord using OpenAI's ChatGPT.

Svetlana, 28, who uses the controversial yet popular chatbox for work, says that she turned to the artificial intelligence app after receiving a letter from her landlord indicating that they were going to raise her rent, Fox News reports.

In February, Svetlana says that she received a message stating that her rent would be increased by 0.4 percent, from $1,389 to $1,395.

She told SWNS media that she received the notice just a few days after requesting her rent be lowered due to multiple appliances not working in her building, an issue she has complained about in the past.

"It was the audacity to increase the rent, seemingly in retaliation after I filed a complaint and request for a rent decrease on the basis of decreased building-wide services," Svetlana said to the publication.

She then turned to ChatGPT, a bot that uses AI technology to produce humanlike conversations, where she successfully drafted a legal letter to her landlord that explained the rent increase was in retaliation for asking for a decrease and cited the New York rent stabilization code.

"It took a couple of attempts to get it perfect," Svetlana explained. "I prompted ChatGPT to add more legalese."

"That's the beauty of ChatGPT – the ability to collaborate, bounce ideas, put thoughts into a cohesive piece of writing," Svetlana said. "It's like a super-smart, objective, real-time sounding board."

Within days of sending the letter to her landlord, Svetlana says that the appliances were fixed.

"I never received an official response from my landlord. There was a sign posted in my building announcing that the laundry rooms were back in service," she added.

Svetlana told the outlet that after experiencing success with the app, she is thinking about using ChatGPT to draft a letter to her "chainsmoking" neighbors.

According to a recent study, ChatGPT has the ability to replace 80 percent of US occupations. 

Join and support independent free thinkers!

We’re independent and can’t be cancelled. The establishment media is increasingly dedicated to divisive cancel culture, corporate wokeism, and political correctness, all while covering up corruption from the corridors of power. The need for fact-based journalism and thoughtful analysis has never been greater. When you support The Post Millennial, you support freedom of the press at a time when it's under direct attack. Join the ranks of independent, free thinkers by supporting us today for as little as $1.

Support The Post Millennial

Remind me next month

To find out what personal data we collect and how we use it, please visit our Privacy Policy

By signing up you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy
© 2024 The Post Millennial, Privacy Policy | Do Not Sell My Personal Information