Free Landlord Reference Letter

Need to bang out a good landlord reference letter... but held back by the worst case of writer's block? Then do it the smart way - Save time and effort with our free template here.

Before Using Our Sample Landlord Reference Form, You Should Know These Facts

While there is no standard landlord reference letter format, almost all examples that you can dig up are either fill-in-the-blanks forms or personalized letters.

So is there a difference? Does it even matter which format you go for? Yes, and it depends who you are...

Tenants or prospective landlords requesting for landlord references = fill-in-the-blanks forms

Remember the current or former landlord doesn't owe you a reference. So it's up to you to make things really easy for them... if you want them to even bother. Fill-in-the-blank forms are like fast food - Simple, convenient and takes minutes to finish. For a fine example of a fill-in-the-blanks form, Scroll down for our landlord reference form template below.

Current or former landlords who need to bang out landlord references = personalized letters

It's almost like writing a letter to dear old friend... in a more formal fashion and with the right details. To make things quick and painless for yourself, Click here for an excellent landlord reference letter template.

*Make sure this form complies with your local real estate laws before using it. If you have any doubts, you can ask a real estate lawyer online.

Landlord Reference Letter

Applicant Name: ______________________________

Applicant Current/Former Address:
______________________________________________________________________________

I hereby authorize my current/former landlord(s) to release the information requested below:

Applicant Signature: ______________________________


To Current/Former Landlord:

The above applicant has applied to rent our premises and has named you as a current/former landlord. Please kindly complete the information below and return it to us as soon as possible. Your assistance in this matter is greatly appreciated.

Duration of Applicant's Lease: From _______________ to _______________.


Does the applicant still owe you any rent or fees?
[     ] Yes     [     ] No

Did the applicant pay you rent on time?
[     ] Always on time     [     ] Sometimes late     [     ] Always late

Did the applicant give you proper notice before vacating your premises?
[     ] Yes     [     ] No

Was the premises left in habitable condition when the applicant vacated?
[     ] Yes     [     ] No

Did the applicant cause any property damage beyond normal wear and tear?
[     ] Yes     [     ] No

If yes, please explain:
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________

If damage was caused to the property, did the applicant pay for the damages?
[     ] Yes     [     ] No

Did the applicant break any lease terms or landlord tenant laws?
[     ] Yes     [     ] No

If yes, please explain:
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________

Was there any complaints about the applicant from neighbors or co-tenants?
[     ] Yes     [     ] No

If yes, please explain:
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________

Would you rent to this applicant again?
[     ] Yes     [     ] No

If no, please explain:
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________

Additional Comments: ___________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________


Current/Former Landlord Name: ______________________________

Current/Former Landlord Contact Number: _________________________

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