Time to negotiate!
If you write a letter to landlord to extend a lease you are coming from a position of strength.
Rather than a mere formality as required by your lease, you can use this as an opportunity to improve your terms.
Consider what would be reasonable and ask for it in your letter.
With reference to the following property:
My lease agreement with you will expire on _________________. I wish to extend the rental period until __________________.
I hereby request no increase in my rent for this extended period. This will be financially beneficial to us both since you will not need to pay for advertising of the property, tenant screening and background checks, agents fees or possible vacancy period.
I trust that this proposal will meet with your favorable consideration.
Please contact me on the following telephone numbers:
or send me your acceptance in writing to the following address:
As with all letters to landlord our advice is to send it by registered mail and to retain proof of mailing and copies of letters.
A formal Letter to Landlord to Extend a Lease may be a specific requirement in your rental agreement. If you have a good history with the landlord you should ask for more favorable terms!