Posted by derek on December 10, 1998 at 18:11:13:
The sample letter is…
Our records reflect that as a tenant of XYZ Apartments you owe overdue rent and/or late fees or bad check fees totalling $728.00. Please pay the full amount due within seven days of the date of this letter. Please make any check payable to XYZ Apartments and mail it to the above address.
If you have already mailed your payment but it has not yet been received, thank you. Please notify our bookkeeper at the above number.
If we have not received the amount due within seven days of the date of this letter, we will have no alternative but to pursue appropriate action to protect our interests. I trust that no such actions will be necessary.
Please remember that rent is due on the first of each and every month. A late fee of 4% is charged for any rent received after the fifth of the month and there is a charge of $20 for each returned check. We look forward to keeping you as a tenant. However, we have bills to pay and we expect you to pay yours. THank you for your cooperation.
Sincerely, John Doe
That’s it… if the rent hasn’t been received within the 7 days, the lawyer gets the call on the 8th to start the eviction process.