Reduction in rent
Considering the general standard of rents prevailing in the locality and the condition of your building and its better upkeep by us, I feel rent charged by you is excessive and not justified normally or otherwise.
Therefore, instead of going to Court under the Rent Act and bringing in the Rent Controller to do the job, may I request you to reduce the rent yourself bearing in mind the good relations we have been having ever since the start of my tenancy in your premises.
Anticipating a reasonable reply from you.
I have a great regard for you as a good tenant. Bearing in mind the good relations we are having and continue to have, I reduce the rent from Rs. 200/- a month to Rs. 150/- with effect from January 200X.
But the fact of this reduction must be kept private so as not to disturb other tenants.
I hope you will appreciate my officer.
I am in receipt of your threatening letter. I am already charging you much less rent than even the Municipal Corporation charges me by way of House Tax for the premises occupied by you.
Therefore, I do not think that I can be persuaded to reduce the rent. But if you want to seek reduction through the Rent Control Act, I will not stand in your way.