As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread throughout the United States, many landlords struggle to keep up with rent payments. In some cases, landlords are even reducing rent prices to help tenants facing financial hardships due to the pandemic.
If you’re a tenant having difficulty paying rent, you must reach out to your landlord as soon as possible. Many landlords are willing to work with tenants during this difficult time, so don’t be afraid to ask for a reduction in your rent price.
In addition, various government programs can help you pay your rent if you face financial difficulties due to COVID-19. For example, the CARES Act provides financial assistance for renters who cannot pay their rent due to the pandemic.
(Name of the Landlord)
Sub.: Request for reduction of rent
I am writing to inform you that, due to the outbreak of COVID-19, I am experiencing financial hardship and would like to request a reduction in rent.
As you may know, the virus has caused a nationwide shutdown of businesses, which has resulted in me losing my job. I am currently unable to find another job, and my savings are quickly dwindling.
I understand that you may also be facing financial difficulties at this time. However, I hope you can understand my situation and agree to reduce my rent. I would be very grateful if you could do this for me.
(Name of the Tenant)