Leeds City Council is writing off almost £250,000 of irrecoverable rents it is owed by former council housing tenants.
The money relates to 490 accounts and is part of £220m the authority should have collected in the 2014/15 financial year.
A new council report approving the cancellation of the amount says the total former tenant debt is approximately £2.71 million.
It adds “bad debt provision” of around £3.5m is provided for former and current arrears.
The latest round of write-offs is the third so far in 2015/16, bringing the total for the year to £638,868.75 for 1,334 accounts.
The total written off in 2014/15 was £985,161.38, relating to 2,040 separate accounts.