GUIDELINES

  1. Give details on why you disapproved the request, and at the same time, ask the client to continue his or her business and kindness. The disapproval might sadden the client, so be very brief.
  2. Accept the issue of the client and express your sympathy that you get what he or she is feeling.
  3. Discuss the details and reasoning that guided you to your decision, and then tell him or her your decision.
  4. Provide a relevant action to solve the client's problem.
  5. End the letter positively and be kind. Provide the client an assurance that their businesses are very important to you.

SAMPLE LETTER

[Senders Name]
[Address line]
[State, ZIP Code]

[Letter Date]

[Recipients Name]
[Address line]
[State, ZIP Code]

[Subject: Normally bold, summarizes the intention of the letter] -Optional-


Dear [Recipients Name],

Thank you for getting in touch with us. We have received your complaint regarding the lost lesson credit and your request to have it returned. However, upon investigation, we found out that your teacher was present during the scheduled class and waited for 15 minutes before declaring it forfeited. According to the contract you agreed to, if you do not inform your teacher that you will be late and do not arrive within the first 10 minutes, the class will be considered forfeited. For now, we are willing to return the lost credit, but will not be able to do so should something similar happen in the future. Thank you very much for your continued support.

Sincerely,

[Senders Name]
[Senders Title] -Optional-

[Enclosures: number] - Optional -
cc: [Name of copy recipient] - Optional -

Response letter to a complaint while denying liability.

Further things to consider when writing response letters to clients

Response Letters

Response letters are letters written to provide answers or information requested in letters of inquiry. The main purpose of such letters is to satisfy the recipient with an action that fulfills his/her request. A response letter can be used to respond to a query about company's products and services or just to respond to a complaint. It makes the recipient feel valued and helps maintain strong relationships between the parties involved. A response letter also gives you an opportunity to clear up any misunderstandings with the recipient or ask questions. Response letters should be sent promptly, and all issues must be addressed courteously (even those that seem irrelevant).

When writing response letters, it is advisable to keep the message short and to the point, taking into account that the recipient may lack your expertise. Make sure to address the letter to the person who made the inquiry and mention that this is a response to that inquiry. Maintain a positive tone even if the letter contains negative information. Make your response as clear as possible. If you are responding to multiple questions, for instance, consider putting your answers in bullet form. Close by offering to give further assistance.

Letters to Clients

Letters to clients are letters a person or organization writes to other people and/or organizations that benefit from the senders' products or professional services. These could be welcome letters to welcome the clients to the organization, introduction letters to introduce a product or service to the clients, or thank-you letters to appreciate clients for their continued support. They could also be response letters to respond to clients' queries or inform letters to notify the clients of important matters like discounts on products and services, relocation of offices, etc. Basically, a letter to a client can be just about anything, as long as whatever you are communicating is business-related.

Letters to clients are business letters, and therefore, they should be formal and professional. Start the letter with a proper salutation. Clearly state the purpose of your letter. If a client is required to take a certain urgent action, make sure to specify exactly what he/she is supposed to do. Be brief and straightforward and avoid adding irrelevant details. Close the letter by warmly inviting the recipient to respond or to take the necessary action. Sign the letter and provide your contact details. Print the letter on the company's letterhead.

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