[Sample] Letter to Landlord about Rent Increase

Learn how to write a letter to landlord about rent increase. Use our sample letter to landlord about rent increase as a template for your appeal letter.

Sample Letter To Landlord About Rent Increase

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

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

RE: Appeal of rent increase

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]