Request letter, Sample & Format

Request letterA Request letter can be in many forms: formal or informal. The formal Request letter is usually business related where the company or employee makes a formal request for some assistance or task. An informal request letter can be between family members or friends who make a more relational request for confidentiality or personal assistance in some way or other.


Jenny Moore

263 Getty Street
Bethpage, NY 13754

May 11, 2010


Anna Milford

4475 Mulberry Avenue
Little Rock, AR 72211

Dear Sister

RE: Request for House-sitting

I hope this letter finds you well. I am writing to request a big favor from you. 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 pet poodles, all alone. An empty house in my neighborhood is not favorable as the ailing economy today attracts a lot of neighborhood crimes. Hence, I would like to request your kind assistance to ‘house’-sit for me.

I understand that it will be a school term break. You can bring your family down for a holiday to New York. 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 can confirm my travel plans.

Thank you in advance,

Love & Kisses,


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