General Training Writing Task 1 Sample 48 - You live in a flat and you have a tenancy agreement

IELTS Letter Writing / GT Writing Task 1:

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You live in a flat and you have a tenancy agreement which states that you must give three months' notice when you wish to leave. You have paid a deposit of two months' rent. Now a member of your family has a problem and you need to give up your flat and return home as soon as possible.

Write a letter to your landlady. Explain your circumstances, tell her what you intend to do and ask her for special consideration.

You should write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write your own address.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear...


Model Answer:

Dear Mr Milan,

I am David Sergel, a tenant of your apartment D#4 at Birmingham Garden street. I am writing to ask a favour from you due to a family emergency and I need to vacate your flat next month - 30th June 2018, to be exact.

I have signed an agreement while moving to your flat which bounds me to notify you three months prior to empty the flat. I have always respected the contract and paid my rent in time. During my 11 months' stay at your falt, I have never asked your favour but this time I am relying on your kind consideration. My elder brother, who looks after our family business, has been diagnosed with a serious disease and has been transferred to a hospital in Manhattan. My family needs me to look after the business and be with them right now.

The circumstance has forced me to give up the training programme that I am pursuing and return home immediately. I have decided to leave England and return my home country on 2nd July 2018.

I, therefore, request you to consider my situation and permit me to vacant your flat on a month's notice. I have already paid two month's rent in advance and would request you to return me a month's rent which is £750. I have always known you as a benevolent person and would not have requested your favour otherwise.  

Yours sincerely,

David Sergel

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0 # Aliakbarian 2018-05-02 14:48
Family emergency is correct, not emergency family. And vacant is not a verb, it is an adjective, the verb is 'to vacate'.
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+1 # Vinit 2015-07-02 08:20
Dear Margarita,
I am writing in deep sorrow to inform you that my only son Andrew is severely ill and hence we are leaving for our hometown once and for all. I would request you to settle our tenancy agreement before I exit.

As you know we rented your house three years back, all was going well for us from then, until last month when my son Andrew was diagnosed with a benign growth - a suspected brain tumour. As you can assume, our life has turned miserable from that moment. We plan to move back to our hometown seeking more expertise in his treatment.

Given the situation, I would request you to kindly settle our contract on house renting. Just letting you know, I paid $10000 as advance prior to occupancy and also would plead you to wave me the three months notice period, as such a day was unexpected. Please let me know when you could return the advance amount so as to facilitate my exit.

hope you will consider the circumstances, under which I am requesting such a favor from you and will do the needed full as an act of appeasing.

Thanking you
sincerely
Jones.
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+2 # Pankaj 2015-04-22 05:25
Dear Sir/ Madam,

I am writing this letter to you as I am stuck in an emergency situation. This is the third year of my tenancy and I have been living in your flat without any issues. I regard you for your high moral values and supports that you have rendered to me so far.

I am very sad to say that, my father has been diagnosed with a second stage of blood cancer. I have to stay with him at my home place until his illness is cured. I will require you support in this tough moment of my life. I signed an agreement with you while renting your flat, for which I am supposed to give three months’ notice before I vacant it. I deposited two months’ rent as advance to you. In this most difficult moment, I need your help. Please exempt me from three months’ notice period. Also, understand my urgent need and refund me the advance money that I have paid. Please pray to God for the well-being of my father.

Yours Truly
XYZ.
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