Cover letter for rental application

Cover letters are not required in rental applications. However, it can be helpful to write a letter to the landlord introducing yourself and anyone else who will be living at the property. Note what you like about the property and why you would be a good choice as a tenant. See also Factsheet 2: Starting a tenancy.

Copy and paste the template letter below or download a copy from the link above. Remember to substitute your details for the details contained in [square brackets].

[Your Name] 

[Current Address] 




[Landlord/Real Estate Agent’s Name] 



Dear [Landlord/Real Estate Agent’s Name], 

I am interested in renting your property at [Address]. 

I am currently living at [state where you are currently living] and I am looking for [type of house or apartment you need and are looking for]. 

I would really like to rent this property because [Indicate why you are interested in the property and why you want to live there, e.g. It is in a great location with a friendly local community].

I am a responsible renter. [State who you are as a tenant or renter, focussing on qualities that would make you someone they would like to rent to, e.g. I am responsible, mature, considerate, clean, respectful]. 

If you would like to discuss my application further please do not hesitate to call me at [your phone number] or send me an email at [your email address]

Thank you so much for considering my rental application. I am looking forward to hearing from you. 




[Your Name]

[Your phone number]

[Your email address]