Request Letter

Request letterIntroduction

A Request is basically a kind way of asking someone to do something you want to get done. A request is always very kind, polite and humble.  The main key is being courteous. It is always said, sweet words can get everything done. A request letter can be in many forms, formal or informal. Formal is of course done for official purposes and informal for personal reasons.

The formal Request letter is usually business related where the company or employee makes a formal request for some assistance or task. It can be for requesting to get a job done, to complete a work on or before deadline, to get a leave sanctioned or to present an idea etc.  An informal request letter can be between family members or friends who make a more personal request for confidentiality or personal assistance in some way or other. It could be request to meet someone, a request ti cooperate, a request to be cordial with family members etc.

Sample Letter

The following is a sample letter for Request letter.


Jenny Moore,

263 Getty Street,
Bethpage, NY 13754

May 11, 2010


Anna Milford,

4475 Mulberry Avenue,
Little Rock, AR 72211

Subject: Request for House-sitting

Dear Sister,


I hope this letter finds you in good health. I am writing you this letter to request a favor from you.  You might be knowing that I have to travel on and off every time due to my strict work schedule. My work demands me to travel and be for the meeting without any prior notice. However, this time, I have had the opportunity to know a months before.

I am scheduled to attend a week-long conference in Australia from September 10-17, 2010. As I stay alone, the house would be left empty with Mimi and Fifi, my pets, all alone. An empty house in my neighborhood is not favorable, as the ailing economy today attracts a lot of neighborhood crimes. Also, I have nobody to rely on for my pets. My pets are very loving and they have always been my support. Hence, I would like to request your kind assistance to ‘house’-sit for me.

I understand that it is a big favor but I also know that it will be a school term break. You can bring your family down for a holiday to New York in that time period. I will make sure that there wouldn’t be any inconvenience that you will have to face, all the equipment, all the facilities, all would be well done. The refrigerator would be well stocked, and you are free to use everything in my house.

I look forward to your positive reply soon so that I could confirm my travel plans.

Thank you in advance,

Love & Kisses,


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