Letter - Sample 15

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Writing Task 1 – You should spend about 20 minutes on this task || (minimum words limit 150)

You are a student at an English language school in Brighton and are living in private accommodation with other flat mates. You have not had hot water or heating for some time. The landlord’s workmen have tried to fix the problem but without success.

Write a letter to the landlord. In your letter,

  • State your reason for writing
  • Describe the problems and explain how you feel
  • Propose a solution and risk the landlord to take action

Response 1:

Dear Mr Hudson,

I am writing to you with regard to a matter that demands your immediate attention; the state of our living quarters that my friends and I have been renting from you for months.

My friends and I have to struggle to put together funds to pay the hefty fee for this apartment, and still, it is in a state that is not quite worthy of the high amount we're made to pay. The taps are constantly leaking, the paint in every room is cracked, the geyser does not function properly most of the time and emits an awful sound when switched on, and the floorboards are constantly creaking under even the lightest of weight. These are a few issues, among many others, regarding the dilapidated condition of our lodgings.

The occupants of this apartment, myself included, are hardworking students studying in Brighton. So I feel that the added stress of the poor condition of our apartment is truly unwelcome. Your workers had attempted some repairs, only to make some things worse than they were before.

I implore you to see to it that better-suited workers are appointed the task of repairing the various issues this apartment seems to have. Please do see to it that it is attended to with haste. If not, please do take heed of our situation and lower our rent as we attempt to have the apartment's condition attended to on our own.

I hope my request is met with a favourable outcome.

Kind regards,

Richard Parker.

Written by Wardah Razzaq.