Recommending someone applying as a tenant. Sample letter


  1. After a short greeting, introduce yourself and talk about the capacity in which you know the person you are recommending.
  2. Describe the person you are recommending by sharing an anecdote that illustrates the character traits and experiences that you wish to highlight.
  3. Conclude the letter by stating whether or not you recommend the person as a tenant. Close the letter politely.


[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],

Good day. My name is Anne Johnston, and I am currently Marc Harris' supervisor. I would also like to say that I am his friend.

Marc works for our company as a junior accountant. Since he started working here at CBG Agency a year ago, he has displayed enthusiasm, diligence and, above all, trustworthiness. His work and his workspace are very organized. I believe that these are useful indications of how he conducts himself in different situations. He also insists on honesty in accounting for his clients' and his personal finances.

I believe Marc Harris will cause you no problems, should he become your apartment tenant. On the contrary, I sincerely believe he will be a great to help you.


[Senders Name]
[Senders Title] -Optional-

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

Recommending someone applying as a tenant. Sample letter.

Further things to consider when writing reference letters to landlords

Further things to consider when writing reference letters to landlords

Reference Letters

Reference letters are letters written to endorse someone's general character and personality. A reference letter differs from a recommendation letter in that the latter supports the person's application for a specific job or education program and is usually addressed to a particular person. A reference letter is more general in nature, refers to the overall character of the person, and is not addressed to anyone in particular. It is normally addressed as "Dear sir/madam," or "To whom it may concern." The person who writes the reference letter is known as the referee, and he/she could be a close friend or colleague.

For you to write good reference letters, you need to know the candidates well to be able to express their best character. Start off with a salutation and the name of the person the letter is about. Write a sentence or two explaining how you know the person and for how long. Mention the strong qualities, characteristics, and strengths of the person in question. Giving brief examples, discuss why you feel the person will be a great addition to office and work culture. Use strong verbs but do not exaggerate. Conclude with your contacts and signature.

Letters to Landlords

Letters to landlords are letters written to people who rent lands, buildings, or apartments to tenants. Whether you need repairs, raise a complaint, move out, or add a roommate, it is important to put it in writing. It provides proof that you have requested something or taken some action. Even if you are currently friends with your landlord and resolve your issues informally, you may need evidence of your communication or other requests some day. A letter to your landlord may spur him/her into action and will keep both of you within the law.

Letters to landlords can be formal or informal depending on your relationship with the recipients. Address the recipient by his/her name and use the appropriate salutation. If you are not sure about the name and address of the recipient, confirm with the lease agreement. State the purpose of your letter so that the recipient can have an idea on how to respond, if he/she needs to respond at all. Include important details such as dates, apartment or house number, etc. Finish with a call to action and sign the letter to make it official. Make a copy of the letter for yourself before sending it.

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