Request for return of goods

You can use this sample letter when you have moved out of the premises and left some goods behind, and cannot access them unless the landlord or agent assists you in some way (usually by allowing you on to the premises).

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 and address]


[Landlord’s or agent’s name and address]

Dear …

Re: Return of goods from [address of rental premises]

As you are aware, I vacated the above premises on [date of vacant possession]. At that time a number of my possessions were left in the premises.

I am writing to request that you deliver up the goods to me, by allowing me to attend the premises and remove these goods. 

I understand that expenses may be charged for the storing of those goods.

I am available on [dates] between [times] to attend the premises. 

Please contact me by [date] to discuss:
- a suitable time to attend the premises to remove my belongings and
- reasonable expenses and method of payment.

My contact details are:
[phone number]
[alternate phone - if applicable]

If the goods are no longer in the premises, please advise the address where the goods are being held, by the same date.

Yours sincerely

[signature and name]