Hardship Letter Examples

   Rent Increase Hardship Letter

{Phone #}


Dear {landlord}:

As I am sure you are aware, my lease expires in {number} days on {date}. I have greatly enjoyed living here and I would like to request a renewal on my lease through {date}.

I would also like to request that you do not raise the rent this year in recognition of my current financial hardship.

I always prioritize paying my rent, and I have never been late or delinquent on payments. However, I have {medical bill, tuition, etc.} that means that I cannot afford more than I am currently paying in rent this year. I promise you that if the rent stays the same this year, I will meet every payment as I have always done, and I will have resolved my other costs in order to pay a {percentage} increase in rent next year.

I hope that we can come to an arrangement. I know that this neighborhood averages a {amount} monthly rent, and I am very happy here. I hope that as a stable tenant who remains reliable, quiet, and respectful, I will continue to be an asset to you. I believe that keeping me on at my current rent will also save you the time, cost, and effort of replacing me.

Please contact me at your earliest convenience so we can work out the renewed lease. Thank you very much for your time and consideration.


{Sender Name}

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