In all written communications with your landlord, keep the tone of your language courteous and respectful - avoid being sarcastic. Set forth your complaints, position and requests in a simple, straightforward and polite manner. This is good legal strategy, because the judge may eventually see any letters or other correspondence you send. If you come across as rude, condescending, or even worse, a little unbalanced or crazy, you undermine your position. Write everything with the judge in mind, and always remember that judges and other Court personnel are people, who respond both on legal and human levels.