Free Letter to Landlord about Rent Increase [Sample]

Learn how to draft a rent increase letter to your landlord. As a template for your letter, use our sample letter to the landlord concerning the rent increase.

Sample Letter To Landlord About Rent Increase

Name of Tenant
Address of Tenant
City, State, Zip Code


Name of Landlord
Address of Landlord
City, State, Zip Code

RE: Request for reduction of rent

Dear Name of Landlord:

My wife and I have lived at the above address for the past three years, and enjoy the quiet neighborhood and central location.

However, After the latest rent increase, I have noticed there are several apartments in the locality that are renting for $100 – $300 less that the amount we pay for the same or better facilities. At least five of these apartments are empty.

Since my wife’s illness, we have not had two incomes and are finding it difficult to live on my income alone. 

We thought it might be better to move to an apartment nearby that requires several hundred dollars less rent per month.

Before making this decision, we wanted to give you the opportunity to consider lowering our rent, so we can stay in this attractive location.

If you would lower our rent by $250/month, we would be willing to renew the lease. We would also be willing to sign a two-year lease. We have always paid the rent on time and have maintained the apartment in good repair.

I hope to hear from you within the next two weeks, or we will need to make plans to move. Thank you for your kind consideration.


Signature of Tenant
Printed Name of Tenant

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