Late Rent Payment Letter


A Late Rent Payment letter can be written by the tenant to the landlord informing him of a late settling of the rent for the month. The letter should be written politely and humbly with a profuse apology and good reason to help the landlord understand the tenant’s situation. The tenant should also state when the rent can be settled.

As mentioned above you should give the valid reason for the late payment of rent.  Also, give assurance for trying not to repeat the situation in near future. If needed let him/her know about your financial status at that time. In the end, show your gratitude for his or her concern for you.

Sample Late Rent Payment Letter


Maria J. Daves,

B26-04  3993 Milford Street,

Nashua, NH 03060.

Date: January 5, 2017


Graham Johnson,

995 Jett Lane,

Bellflower, CA 90706.

Dear Mr. Johnson

RE: Late Rental

I am Maria J. Daves who is living in your house for the past two years. I am writing this letter to inform you that my rent payment will be late for this month and I feel sorry for this situation. The reason for this is there is a delay in receiving my funds. I had been expecting some funds from my parents over Christmas, but due to the Christmas season, it is somehow delayed. My parents have confirmed sending the check before Christmas, but the postal service is still overwhelmed with greeting cards and letters. They assure me of receiving my check before the 10th of this month so that I could pay you the rent on the day itself when I get the post.

I do apologize for the delay in settling my rent this month, as this has never happened before. You know that I always pay on the 3rd of every month since I moved in 2 years ago. I do ask for your kind patience with me for this slight delay. I assure you that I shall hand in the rental by the 10th, no matter whether I receive the funds or not. I appreciate your kind understanding on my predicament and I promise you that this situation will not be repeated again.

I am sure you have a positive opinion of me as there are no complaints on me from the neighborhood since the beginning.  I hope you would react in accordance with me.

Thank you.

Yours truly,


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