Your landlord wants to increase your house rent. Write a letter to him to explain your situation.
In your letter, you should tell:
– why you think the rent shouldn’t be increased
– what you will do if it is increased.
Dear Ms Li,
I am the resident of flat 501. I have lived there since June 2020, and I am satisfied with the apartment.
However, I am upset to find that my rent will be increased. You want to increase the rent from 2000 CNY per month to 3000 CNY per month. Similar properties cost 2000 CNY to rent in my area, so my rent shouldn’t be increased. You can't just increase my rent whenever you like, or by any amount. Please consider matching the price of comparable properties.
May I ask you reconsidering the rent increase or offering me a one-time discount? If you reconsider the rent increase, I will be able to renew our lease. I will not be able to renew my lease if the increase goes into effect at the end of my lease period. Let me know how you prefer. Looking forward to your reply.