Band 8.5 IELTS Letter Sample | A Letter To Your Landlord

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You are a student at an English language school and are in 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 prompt the landlord to take action

Band 8.5 IELTS letter sample

Dear Mr Brar

I am writing to bring it to your attention that the problem with the water heating system at our rented flat has not been fixed yet.  While it is true that you sent workmen last week, they could not fix it. Consequently, we don’t have hot water. Actually we haven’t had hot water for several weeks now. Worse still, the heating system has also stopped working. This has put us in real trouble.

As you can imagine it is not easy to do without hot water or heating in this harsh winter. Actually, some of my roommates have already fallen ill due to taking bath in cold water.

It looks like the heater we have cannot be repaired. If it had been repairable, the workmen should have been able to fix it. So I suggest that you buy another heating system for our flat. We will really appreciate it if you treat this as a priority. I am afraid we will have to move to another flat if the issue is not resolved at the earliest.

I look forward to seeing this fixed.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Yours sincerely


Manjusha Nambiar

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