Write a letter to the landlord and explain why you will not move in

IELTS General Writing Task 1 with sample answer.

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You are due to move into a rented apartment next month but you will not be able to because you have some problems.

Write a letter to the landlord. In your letter:

  • explain your situation
  • describe your problems
  • tell him/her when you think you can move in

You should write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write any address.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear _ ,

Sample Answer:

Dear Miss Samantha,

Hope you are doing well. I am John Adam and I rented one of your suites from October 2015. The suite I rented is 2B and I was supposed to move in the first week of the month. However, due to some unavoidable circumstances I will not be able to move in due date.

Recently my office administration decided to send me to my head office which is situated in another city to manage a global conference and training session for about two weeks. This is an important and big opportunity for me and I would be fully focused on the conference and training session. As a result I will not be able to manage time to move in your apartment.

I hope I would move to your apartment on the end of the month. In the mean time I would request you to send me your bank account details so that I can deposit advance rent for two months before I go to the tour.

Looking forward to hearing from you soon.

Yours sincerely,
John Adam