Cover letter for rental application (4 samples)

This blog post will show samples of “cover letters for a rental application.”

How to write a cover letter for a rental application

When renting a house, a cover letter can be an excellent way to set yourself apart in a highly competitive market. When writing a cover letter for a rental application, these are some of the essential things to include in your letter:

  • Summarize your employment history as a landlord is far more likely to rent to someone with steady employment.
  • Highlight your hobbies. It will help your landlord to know you better.
  • Highlight what makes you a good neighbor. Landlords prefer smooth and drama-free tenants.
  • Explain why you want to live in this house.

Sample 1: “Cover letter for a rental application”

“(Date)

(Landlord or Property Manager Name)

(Address)

(City, State Zip)

Dear (Name of landlord or property manager),

My name is (Your name) and I have a keen interest in renting the apartment you have available at (Property name or address).

I currently live at (Your current address) and have lived there for (XX) years. I am looking for a new place to live because (reason for moving: closer to home, closer to family, downsizing, etc.). I find your (apartment community/available unit/rental home) particularly appealing because (list specifically why you want to live in this property).

[The next two paragraphs apply only for potential tenants who will be utilizing an assistance program; omit if not applicable.]

While my current monthly income is $(X,XXX), I have been approved for rental assistance through the (name of your program). This program is funded by and administered by (organization funding the program). A brief fact sheet about the program is attached to this letter.

Per the plan, I will pay (XX percent) of my monthly adjusted income toward rent, enabling me to make rent, in full, each month with no problem. (Program name) pays the remainder of my rent each month.

I believe I’d be a wonderful addition to your rental community — and here’s why. I am employed at (Your employer) and have been working there for (XX) years. In my free time, I (list some interests here and other things about yourself. For instance: play on the company softball team, coach your daughter’s soccer team, volunteer at specific organizations and enjoy hiking and baking. My current neighbors will miss my banana bread when I make the move to your community!)

I am quiet and friendly, a good neighbor who always pays bills on time. Attached you will find my renter resume, along with several references from neighbors and co-workers, as well as staffers from my current rental community.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call or e-mail me at (Your phone number) or (Email address).

Thank you very much for considering my rental application. I look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,

(Signature)

(Printed name)”

Sample 2: “Cover letter for a rental application”

“(Your name)

(Address)

(City, State ZIP Code)

(Date)

(Landlord or property manager name)

(Address)

(City, State ZIP Code)

Re: (Your name) Rental Application Cover Letter for (Address or property name)

Dear (Landlord name),

My name is (Your name), and I’m writing to you to express my interest in the home at (address or property name). I would love to live in this place because (reasons you want to rent the property).

I currently am a tenant at (current address) but am ready to move because (reason for moving).

My hope in writing this letter was that it would help you get to know me a little better and show you why I’m an ideal tenant for this rental home.

(Highlight of employment history)

(Highlight of rental history)

(Something about your hobbies or interests)

(Note about how you’ll be a good neighbor/tenant)

(Quote from a reference)

I’m committed to being a respectful, reliable tenant and a good neighbor, who will pay my rent on time, care for the property and communicate with you whenever needed.

Please feel free to contact my references or me personally with any questions or concerns.

Thank you for your time and consideration,

(Signature)

(Printed name)

(Email address)

(Phone number)”

Sample 3: “Cover letter for a rental application”

“(Date)

(Landlord or property manager name)

(Address)

(City, State ZIP Code)

Re: (Your name) Renter Cover Letter for (Address or property name)

Dear (Landlord name),

My name is (Your name) and I’m writing to you because I’m very interested in renting the home that’s available at (Address or property name). I was particularly interested in this place because (Reasons you want to rent there).

I currently am a renter at (Current address) but am eager to move because (Reason for wanting to move).

I’m sure you receive several rental applications each day, so I wanted to take some time to help you get to know me a little better and show you why I’m the best applicant for this vacancy.

(Highlight of employment history)

(Rental history highlight)

(Something about your hobbies, passions or interests)

(Note about how you’re a good neighbor and tenant)

(Quote from a reference about your character)

Based on these facts listed above, I think you’ll find that I’m a reliable, good neighbor and tenant who will pay my rent on time, keep the apartment in mint condition and communicate easily with you about any and all needs.

Please feel free to reach out to my references or to me personally with any questions or concerns you may have. I’m eager to rent from you and look forward to your decision.

Thanks for your consideration,

(Signature)

(Printed name)

(Email address)

(Phone number)”

Sample 4: “Cover letter for a rental application”

“(Applicant current address)

(City, postcode)

(Phone number)

(Date)

 (Agent name)

(Agent address)

(City, postcode)

Subject; Application cover letter for (address of property) 

Dear (name of property manager or landlord)

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My name is (applicant name) and along with (applicant name), we would like to formally apply for the rental property at (address) as advertised at (URL).

We previously lived at (address) for (amount of time) and paid (amount of weekly) rent. Prior to that, from (start date) to (end date), we lived at (address). Both were rental properties and we have included our previous property managers (or landlords) as references in our attached application.

We both work (full-time/part-time) and earn a combined (amount) weekly, so we feel we are more than able to cover the (amount) weekly rent and bond. We have both been employed for (time period) and consider our employment status as secure.

We are particularly interested in this property because of the nearby amenities, proximity to public transport, and easy commute to both of our workplaces.

We are quiet and respectful of others’ privacy and have always had good relationships with our previous landlords and they’re happy to speak to that.

Although we enjoy socializing, we like our home to be a peaceful place.

Along with my cover letter, we have included the rental application and all relevant identification documents.

We’re looking for a stable tenancy and hope you will consider our application favourably. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Sincerely,

(Applicant signature)

(Applicant name, typed)”

Frequently Asked Questions: How to write a cover letter for a rental application

How do I write a cover letter?

How to Write a Cover Letter

  • Address the hiring manager by name.
  • Write an attention-grabbing opening paragraph.
  • Explain why you’re the best fit for the role.
  • Describe your relevant skills.
  • Mention your top achievements.

Do I need a cover letter?

Yes. A cover letter increases the chances of you getting hired; it sets you apart from other candidates with similar backgrounds and resumes.

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Citations

Rental Cover Letter: Sample Letter to Rent a House

https://www.apartmentguide.com/blog/sample-renter-cover-letter/

https://www.rent.com/blog/rental-cover-letter-sample-letter-to-rent-a-house/