We are in scary times right now. There’s much uncertainty about jobs, rents, and even health. However, we’re going to do our part to help. If you’re looking for a template for a “Coronavirus letter to Landlord” or a “Coronavirus letter to tenants,” you’re in the right place.
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Coronavirus Letter Templates
As of March 2020, there’s much uncertainty about how the current state of affairs will affect the economy, health, or future social norms. We run a simple real estate website, but are doing what we can to help.
For that reason, we’ve made two letter templates. Click on one of the two templates below to see the full letter and get a printable PDF document.
- Landlord Coronavirus Letter to Tenants
- Tenant Coronavirus Letter to Landlord
- Business Hardship Coronavirus Letter to Landlord
- Frequently Asked Questions
Landlord COVID-19 Letter to Tenants
The coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, is a pandemic that has taken us into unknown territory. We understand this is a frightening time and many residents of our community are facing both health and economic uncertainties.
We understand that nobody wants to lose the safety of their own home. Unfortunately, there is some misinformation going around about how the current situation impacts your rent payments. We hope to clarify this for you.
If you have experienced a substantial loss of income due to the current situation, and are unable to pay rent, we ask that you notify us as soon as possible so that we can discuss alternative arrangements to accommodate your situation.
However, it is very important to notify us about your situation as soon as possible. We hope to put you in the best position possible, but just as we are communicating our intentions with you, it’s important that you communicate your situation with us.
If you are not currently facing a hardship as the result of COVID-19, please continue to pay your rent as always. We seek to support our own staff, as they provide essential services to you on a daily basis. If we all work together, we can get through this hard time.
We will continue to seek guidance from our elected leaders in the coming weeks, and possibly even months, and will do our best to provide financial assistance to offset the negative effects of the current economic conditions.
We value your business and hope to emerge from this a stronger community. If you have questions or comments, please contact ______________ by ______________ at ___________.
It is our hope that in the coming weeks and months our elected leaders will take steps to provide financial assistance to mitigate the hardships faced by residents. We value all our residents and will support efforts by our leaders to help support members of our community during this pandemic.
Tenant COVID-19 Letter to Landlord
As I’m sure you are aware, we are currently experiencing unprecedented and fast-changing times. We are staying up on COVID-19 updates and, as I’m sure you can understand, very concerned.
I work at ______ and normally live paycheck to paycheck. As a result of the economic uncertainty, this income will decrease, putting a strain on my ability to pay rent.
Due to these unforeseen circumstances, I am requesting that you work out an agreement with me until my financial situation improves. I understand the strain this may put on you, and it pains me to ask you this.
However, I am aware that banks are likely to work with borrowers on their own payments. In the meantime, I’ll continue to do whatever I can to fulfill my obligation, but ask for your sympathy and understanding in this time of crisis.
We hope that life goes back to normal soon. If you wish to further discuss this matter, please don’t hesitate to reach me by ______ at __________.
Coronavirus Business Hardship Letter to Landlord or Bank
As you know, we are currently experiencing an unprecedented economic shock that few, if any, business owners were able to foresee. _______________, our ________________, depends on revenue from our customers to pay our costs.
Due to the current restrictions placed on our business by the local authorities, we are limited on the daily amount of customers we can accept into our business each day. As a result, our profitability has greatly suffered.
As a business owner yourself, we are sure that you’re experiencing similar headwinds, and hope to begin a discussion about options for delaying rent payments until we are able to increase our capacity again.
We have spoken to a few bankers who stated they are currently working with landlords to defer payments on commercial building loans, as there are countless situations like ours playing out across the country.
We appreciate that you’ve worked with us on unrelated matters, and it’s our goal to work together to find a solution that provides the best long-term solution for all parties during these uncertain times.
Frequently Asked Questions
Coronavirus Letter Templates to Landlords and Tenants
There are many people across the world that have been affected by the Coronavirus. We hope that our letter templates to landlords and tenants have been helpful.
If you have any suggestions or want to submit your own letter template, let us know about it in the comments below.