Landlord Reference Letter
As part of your application, you may be asked to provide a landlord reference letter. Usually this is more prevalent among Co-ops and Condos that have a board approval process you need to go through, but I'm seeing a lot more regular Rentals ask for this too.
The point of this letter is to add another layer of confirmation that you, in fact,
are a good tenant,
will pay rent on time,
didn't destroy the property,
and won't be a nuisance.
How to ask for a reference letter?
Email your Landlord/Property Management
I have been your tenant at __address_unit___ for ___length___. I will be moving and part of the application includes providing a Landlord Reference Letter. Can you write me one? Thanks!
If they need a sample letter,
To whom it may concern,
I’m writing this letter of recommendation on behalf of ___Name___, a former tenant of my property at ___Address____. ___Name___ was a tenant of mine from __LeaseStart___ to ___LeaseEnd___.
__Name___ was a responsible and reliable renter. During their tenancy, they maintained the property well and had no complaints from neighbors or lease violations such as late rent payments or unauthorized residents.
I would gladly rent to __Name_ again because they paid rent on time and were very responsible. Please contact me if you have any follow-up questions.
Last things to remember:
Ideally the letter looks professional, ie:
is on company letterhead.