May 19, 2009
[Name of Recipient]
[City, State ZIP Code]
Dear [Name of Recipient]:
We have received your notice of [Date of Notice] regarding a rent increase on our unit effective [Date ], and am writing to let you know that this is very distressing news. We will find it extremely difficult, if not impossible, to pay the new monthly amount, because [Here describe difficulties, i.e. my wife lost her job, new medical expenses, etc.].
We have found this apartment comfortable and would not like to move out, but I fear we would be forced to do so if faced with such a large monthly rent payment.
Since we have been good tenants and always pay our rent on time, we hope you will take our situation into account, and be kind enough to reconsider.