May 19, 2009
[Name of Recipient]
[City, State ZIP Code]
Dear [Name of Recipient]:
I am writing to let you know that [Here write the reasons for your payment problems, i.e., due to the fact that, I lost my job], I will not be able to make my rent payment in full for next month.
I am enclosing a partial payment of [$ ], which is all I can manage at this time.
I hope to be able to resume making my regular payment by [month], but in the meantime I would like to suggest a payment plan will allow me to bring the rent current by stages. I intend to do everything in my power to get back on my feet quickly, and to keep the apartment.
I would therefore appreciate it very much if you would contact me at your earliest convenience so that we can work out a payment plan which will be mutually beneficial.
Thank you for your patience and understanding during this difficult time.
I look forward to hearing from you.