Rent Arrears Template Letters

Last reviewed 5th December 2023: interest payments added to second reminder template


Rent arrears are relatively rare in the private rented sector. According to the English Housing Survey data, less than 10% of tenants fell into arrears at any point in a 12 month period. Fewer still will have persistent rent arrears.

However, when it does happen it can be difficult to resolve for landlords as many will not have previously experienced this and will be unsure about how to approach their tenant in a positive manner that is likely to get results.

To assist with this, the NRLA has produced a number of template letters that you can send to your tenant. This covers everything from a friendly reminder letter to a letter informing the tenant that you be forced to take legal action if they don't pay off the arrears.

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