Sample "Eviction Response Letter"

An Eviction Response Letter is a written statement prepared by the tenant who has received an eviction notice from their landlord to agree with the upcoming eviction or contest it. If you are asked to vacate the premises because you did not make rental payments on time or failed to respect the terms of your rent, you may ask the landlord for deferred payment, installments, or another chance to show you are a good tenant. However, if you think the landlord has made a mistake in the notice, you have the right to challenge the eviction and avoid moving out for the foreseeable time.

An Eviction Response Letter Sample is available for download below. To draft a successful letter, the tenant should address the landlord and confirm they have received the eviction notice. It is possible to agree to the eviction if you believe the landlord is right; otherwise, ask them to provide you with additional documentation that proves you have violated the conditions of the original rental agreement. In case you have complied with all the rules, you may dispute the eviction. Sign the response and give it to the landlord the same way the eviction notice was delivered to you.


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Sample Eviction Response Letter
From:
[Name of
Tenant]
[Address of
Tenant]
[City, State, ZIP
Code]
[Date]
To:
[Name of
Landlord]
[Address of
Landlord]
[City, State, ZIP
Code]
Re: Eviction Notice
Dear _________________________,
Name of Landlord
This letter has been sent to you in response to the Eviction Notice sent to me on [Date].
Be advised that this is not a refusal to pay, but a notice that your claim is disputed and
validation has been requested.
I respectfully request that you provide me with competent evidence that I have any legal
obligation to leave the premises as my monthly rent payments have always been paid on
time and I have not violated any terms in the Rental Agreement we have both signed and
been party to.
Please provide me with proof of the following:
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
List the grievances that the landlord holds the tenant responsible for
Since the Eviction Notice is inaccurate, I will consider the matter resolved. Please contact
me by [Method] at
[Phone Number/Email
Address] if you would like to discuss this
matter further.
©
TEMPLATEROLLER.COM
Sample Eviction Response Letter
From:
[Name of
Tenant]
[Address of
Tenant]
[City, State, ZIP
Code]
[Date]
To:
[Name of
Landlord]
[Address of
Landlord]
[City, State, ZIP
Code]
Re: Eviction Notice
Dear _________________________,
Name of Landlord
This letter has been sent to you in response to the Eviction Notice sent to me on [Date].
Be advised that this is not a refusal to pay, but a notice that your claim is disputed and
validation has been requested.
I respectfully request that you provide me with competent evidence that I have any legal
obligation to leave the premises as my monthly rent payments have always been paid on
time and I have not violated any terms in the Rental Agreement we have both signed and
been party to.
Please provide me with proof of the following:
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
List the grievances that the landlord holds the tenant responsible for
Since the Eviction Notice is inaccurate, I will consider the matter resolved. Please contact
me by [Method] at
[Phone Number/Email
Address] if you would like to discuss this
matter further.
©
TEMPLATEROLLER.COM
I appreciate the opportunity to rent this home and will continue to care for it to the best of
my ability. I hope that we can come to terms on this situation and continue forward with a
good working relationship.
Thank you for your time and consideration in this matter.
Sincerely,
[Full Name of
Tenant]
[Tenant’s
Signature]
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TEMPLATEROLLER.COM
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