May 19, 2009
[Name of Recipient]
[City, State ZIP Code]
Dear [Name of Recipient]:
I am writing on behalf of my former tenant, [Name of Tenant], who rented a [house, apartment, room] that I own at [address of property] from [date moved in] to [date moved out].
I am pleased to recommend [Name of Tenant] to you very highly as a prospective tenant. He always paid his rent on time, maintained the unit properly, was quiet, and got along well with the neighbors.
I will be happy to answer any questions you may have; I can be reached during business hours at [phone number].