Letter To Landlord

Notifying Landlord that You Will Not Pay Rent

Dear __________________;

I am a member of the L.A. Tenants Union (LATU). Alongside many tenants in Los Angeles, I am currently facing the simultaneous economic and health crises posed by COVID-19.

This letter is to inform you that these crises are preventing me from paying this month’s rent.

I will submit a copy of this letter to my City Council member, to make sure that my representatives are aware of my situation and the situation of tenants across L.A.. As they know, protecting the health of ourselves and others requires us to stay in our homes.

If you have any questions feel free to contact _________________________ at __________________ , LATU representative

Thank you for your understanding.


Response to Landlord

Dear: _______________________

Thank you for your response notifying me of your receipt of my letter of nonpayment of rent due to the COVID-19 crisis. Neither the Governor’s Executive Order nor the City of Los Angeles emergency measure requires that I provide the documentation you are requesting. I believe I have complied with the requirements under the law.

I ask your support in calling upon our elected officials to demand rent and mortgage forgiveness so that both tenants and landlords can survive this crisis.

If you have any questions about this matter please direct further communications to my LATU representative at _____

Cc:Mayor Eric Garcetti, Councilmember, LA Tenants Union