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Letter Requesting References for Tenants

A template letter for requesting references for a potential or current tenant.

As a landlord, you want to ensure that any tenants you take on are going to conduct themselves properly and will be reliable and friendly residents. That’s why it’s important to get references from their previous landlords, to ensure that they have proven themselves worthy in the past.

Whether you’re looking for an easy way to send out a large number of letters to secure references for a range of potential tenants, or simply aren’t sure where to start in sending out one or two, we offer a form letter for use in sending out for references from previous landlords. It puts forward your request clearly and concisely, making it more likely you will get a response.

All you have to do is download the letter template and fill it out, replacing the indicated red text with the details of your own situation. It really could not be more simple.