General Writing Sample Task 1 #76
Polite expressions for letter writing
There are many standard phrases used in polite letters.
apologising and asking for understanding
You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.
You paid a refundable deposit when you rented an apartment. You left the apartment in good condition but the Landlord won't return your deposit.
Write a letter to the landlord. In your letter
- explain why you are writing
- ask for the return of your deposit
- inform the landlord of possible legal action
Write at least 150 words.
Using connecting expressions, complete this sample answer.
Dear Mr. Coleman,
I am writing to request the return of the £800 deposit I paid to you I rented No. 21, Britannia Court for the month of April. I telephoned your office I was told you are not intending to repay this money I am unable to understand the reason for this.
I signed the rental agreement it was my understanding the deposit would be returned the apartment was vacated dean and undamaged. This was the condition of the flat I returned the keys. I cleaned the whole apartment and there were no breakages and no damage to fittings or furniture.
I believe I have kept to the terms of the agreement and I respectfully request my deposit be repaid in full. I shall have no alternative to seek legal advice we are unable to resolve this matter in a satisfactory manner.