May 19, 2009
[Name of Recipient]
[City, State ZIP Code]
Dear [Name of Recipient] :
I hope you and your family are well.
As you may recall, when we last spoke, the day I was vacating the rental unit, I told you I was not sure of my next move. I’m now writing to let you know that I have secured a new job here in [Name of City], and I am looking for a suitable place to live.
There is enormous competition for the desirable rental properties in this town, and I’m writing to ask for your help in this matter: I would greatly appreciate it if you would write a brief letter of referral on my behalf, letting any prospective landlord know that I was a good tenant who paid my rent on time, etc. One additional note: If you would be good enough to provide a phone number where you can be reached during business hours that would be certainly be helpful to any prospective landlord.
Please address the letter “To Whom it May Concern” and send the original, signed copy to me in the enclosed, self-addressed stamped envelope. I will, with your permission, make copies as needed.
Thank you in advance for your kind consideration.