You are having trouble paying rent for the house where you live. Write a letter to your landlord:

-explaining your current financial situation
-asking for a house change
-apologizing for the trouble this will cause

Dear Mr. Smith,

I am writing to you to allow me to change my house, as my current financial situation makes it unaffordable for me. Lately, I have been facing financial troubles in my life. Last month, I lost my job on account of the cost-cutting measures taken by my company. Although I have found a new job, the salary offered is substantially lower than the salary at the earlier job. Obviously, the current apartment is unaffordable to me. Hence, I want to move to a cheaper apartment in “Honks Villa”.

I understand that as per the house rent agreement between us, I am eligible to receive a fine for leaving the apartment before the promised time span of 11 months. However, In light of my traumatic financial condition, I request you to be considerate towards me and waive the fine. I know that my abrupt decision is bound to cause you undue trouble, since you will have to search for another tenant before time, and I am very sorry about the inconvenience this has caused to you. Thank you for going through my letter and I am hoping to receive a positive response from you.

Yours Sincerely,




Dear Mr. Smith,

I am writing to apologize for the fact that my rent, which was due on 15 March, is as of this point, late. I know and respect that you need the rent on or before the due date, but unfortunately, I am experiencing some financial difficulties due to a high and unexpected rise in my school fees.

Now I am working in double shifts in order to pay all the bills that I fell behind. I have borrowed money from my family members so I will pay the full amount to you by the end of the current week. Despite I love living here I am planning to look for another place to live by the end of this month.

Please accept my humble apologies for my tardiness. As you know, I have always been current for my rent. I hope my tardiness has not caused you any adverse situations. Thank you for your forbearance during this difficult time.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours sincerely,

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