This letter is a formal notice to you demanding you make immediate payment of the past due and unpaid rent due under the terms of the rental agreement covering the following property: _________________________________.
As of today, your payment is ___ Days past due. Your overdue rent is $ _________ plus a late charge of $ ______, for a total amount due of $_____________.
This is a serious breach of your duties to the Landlord and as such requires your immediate attention to cure.
If the full payment plus late charges are not received by ________________, we will be forced to take legal action to enforce your obligations under the rental agreement.
If you have any questions about this, please contact us immediately.
Yours very truly,
Late Notice, Landlord to Tenant
This review list is provided to inform you about this document and assist you in its preparation. Solvent landlords pursue late rent checks promptly and vigorously. They have learned that letting the rent slide for only a few days gets the tenant further and further behind and therefore makes catching up an even greater problem for them.
You are well advised to be guided by this practice. Slippage in payment dates, in my experience, leads to much larger problems, as a rule. So, be sure to get this letter out promptly. Be sure to follow up.
Keep a record in the Tenant’s file. This is not part of a formal eviction process. However, it is a sign of your good faith of “trying” to “work” with the Tenant and can be a very helpful thing in any later eviction process taken.
Be sure to treat all Tenants evenhandedly in this regards so you do not wind up playing favorites—and having that used against you in Court or by rumor with other Tenants.