This letter asks a former landlord for a recommendation when you are in the process of applying for a new rental residence.
1234, Main Street
Boston, MA 02123
05 April, 2005
<Recipient Address Goes Here>
As you know, I was your tenant from <move in date> to <move-out date>. During that time, I paid my rent in a consistent and timely fashion. I was wondering if you would consider providing me with a letter of reference which I may present to any prospective landlords, indicating that I am a good tenant and that you were happy with my payment habits and the condition of the property when I left.
Thank you for your assistance and consideration of this request. The referral letter may be sent to me at <address>. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
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