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Sample Letter to Landlord to Reduce Rent Due to COVID-19

Economic crisis is another key issue apart from the health disaster that is going on due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The earnings of many people have gone down either because of salary reduction or low business profit.

sample letter to landlord to reduce rent due to covid 19
The tenants are requesting their landlords to give some discount for a few months until the market has recovered substantially and their earnings have increased.

Some landlords consider such requests and allow reduction in rent and some others ignore such requests.

Here are examples of how to write a letter to the landlord to reduce rent due to COVID-19 pandemic situation.

TEMPLATE #1 (Letter)

Date: _________

(Name of the Landlord)

Sub.: Request for reduction of rent

Dear Sir/Madam,

As you are aware, the present COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic situation has created economic crises across the globe in many countries. Our country is also going through a tough period. The inflation rate is rising; the prices of commodities are going up.

The company where I am employed is also facing business difficulties; the turnover has gone down. Hence, my employer has reduced my salary by ___% monthly.

As my income has gone down due to salary reduction and the expenses have gone up due to inflation, my savings are quite less to pay rent fully. I feel embarrassed; I have no other option but to request you for a rent reduction.

Therefore, I would like to kindly request you to allow a reduction of rent as mentioned above. I would be grateful to you for your kind consideration of my request and the help during these troubled times.

Thanking you,
Yours faithfully,

(Name of the Tenant)
Mob. _________

TEMPLATE #2 (Email)

Dear Sir/Madam,

I would like to kindly request you for a reduction of (Amount) in monthly rent. As you are aware, the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic situation has caused economic crises in many countries including ours. This has affected my business as well. The sales have gone down substantially. The profits are not good enough.

I would be grateful to you if you kindly consider my request of reduction in rent. I assure you as soon as the market recovers I would start paying the regular rental value.

Kind Regards,
(Name of the Tenant)