Letter template: Negotiate rent with your landlord

Copy our template into an email or message to your landlord.

[Use the subject: Payment amount for next month's rent]

I am writing to tell you about a change in my income due to [the reason].

I will need to negotiate a payment amount for my rent due on [the date your next rent payment is due].

I am taking these steps to increase my income [Include anything that applies, for example, you are looking for work or have applied for universal credit].

I can pay you £xx for [how long you will pay this amount].

I look forward to your response.

I will keep you updated on changes to my situation and contact you next month to discuss future rent payments.

You can also send the letter as an email attachment or through the post: 

Find out more about how to negotiate rent with your landlord.

Last updated: 29 May 2022

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