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Sample Cover Letter

Most landlords don’t require a cover letter, but preparing one can set you apart from other applicants and increase your chances of securing a rental unit. This template will help you create your own cover letter that tells potential landlords about yourself, and why you will be a good tenant.

You can download this template electronically or print it and complete it by hand.



October 20, 2015


Tom Durning

645 A Street

Vancouver, BC V1V 1V1


RE: Cover Letter for Andrew Sakamoto


Dear Mr. Durning,

I have attached this cover letter to help you learn a bit more about me.

I have been living in a secondary suite in Burnaby for the past six years, but now have to move because the property is being sold and the new owners are taking possession. While I have enjoyed my time in Burnaby, I have always wanted to live in Vancouver.

I am particularly interested in your rental unit because of the nearby amenities, proximity to public transportation, and relatively short commute to work. I have been employed in the service industry for the past eight years and consider my employment secure. I am quiet and respectful of others’ privacy, and have always had a good relationship with my previous landlords. Although I enjoy socializing, I like my home to be a peaceful place.

I understand that by entering into a tenancy, I will be taking on legal responsibilities. As your tenant, I am aware that I will need to:

• pay the full rent on time,

• not unreasonably disturb others,

• care for your property, and

• otherwise follow the Residential Tenancy Act and the terms of my tenancy agreement.

Along with my cover letter, I have included my references, credit report, pet resume and Renting It Right course certificate.

I am looking for a stable tenancy and hope that you will consider my application. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.




Andrew Sakamoto


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