If you stay in a rented apartment or house, you may find the need at some time to write a letter to the landlord to not increase the rent. This letter may be a request asking your landlord to consider your situation kindly.
The benefit of this letter is that one can explain to their landlord in writing why the proposed increase in rent is not suiting them. Most of the time when someone is staying on rent, they may not be able to afford to buy a house.
The case may be that when the person first arrived the rent was reasonable and recently the increase is not suiting them, in this case, a letter written to the landlord to not increase rent may turn out to be helpful.
Tips on writing the letter
- This letter may be typed in Microsoft Word, instead of handwritten.
- Start off by writing the date. This may be written in the top left-hand corner.
- After leaving a few lines, the name, company, as well as address of the landlord, may be written. You can also add the Zip Post Code.
- You then start off the letter by addressing it to the landlord, for instance, “Dear …” after leaving a space above.
- Leave another space and type the letter.
- Start off by stating why you are writing the letter. You can state that you are writing this letter due to the current change in rent prices.
- In the first paragraph, you can also briefly state that you appreciate residing in the property, but your budget cannot adjust to a rental increase currently. State that you do not wish to move because of your limited budget along with options.
- In the second paragraph, you can further your argument by explaining how your moving may affect the landlord. You can say that you will need your deposit from the landlord which may take time, increasing the time before someone else comes to reside in the apartment leading to the landlord losing cash they could have got in that time from you.
- You can end the letter by stating that you do acknowledge the new rent increase being necessary, but still, ask if the landlord can consider your case. You can ask whether the increase is something to do with you and if so, then you can fix that issue.
- End by saying something like “Sincerely” and then type your name and sign the letter.
The above letter is a letter that people staying on rent may need to use at some time.
See the letter sample below
Dear Mr. James,
I know you are busy these days. The other day, I visited you to speak to you in person. But got to know that you are out of town for work. I am aware of the policy of increasing rent every year. I have been living in your home for the last five years. I have always taken care of your home as my own and I have some valuable memories attached to this house.
However, this year, I am facing some financial constraints due to which I would request you to not increase the rent. This would be a great favor from your end and I can promise you to increase the rent myself once I am able to.
Please let me know your thoughts on this matter.
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