A letter of abandonment is a letter that is usually issued by landlords to absent tenants stating that their unit is soon going to be classified as abandoned. For example, if a rental unit looks like it has been abandoned, and the landlord has made repeated efforts to contact the tenant with no response, he will issue a letter of abandonment. If that letter does not garner a response, the landlord will begin the abandonment process and work at claiming the piece of property back from the tenant.
Sample letter of abandonment
Richard S. Sims
622 Martha Street
Dilkon, AZ 86515
Dear Mr. Sims,
After repeated attempts to contact you, we have no choice but to declare your rental unit abandoned. We entered the unit on August 5th, 2009, to find that it is completely empty and void of any personal belongings. The rent has not been paid since July 1st 2009.
If you do not respond to this letter within 15 days, I have no choice but to start the abandonment process. After that is completed, it will go on your credit record, and you will forfeit the lease on your rental unit.
I can be contacted at 343-234-6765
Grace A. James