Letter of Request

A letter of request is written to request the concerned person for help or required information. The letter of request is written in situations like to request a change in agreement, request to fill a questionnaire for a survey, request information about a product or service, etc. A request letter is written to gather information that is not easily available. The letter has to be brief and to the point.

The request letter has to directly convey to the reader what you are requesting for. You have to be clear in making request to the reader. The letter should have requests that are reasonable. State the reasons about why you are making such a request. Use assertive tone while writing the letter. Through this sort of letter, you will promote trust and good will.

A Sample Letter of Request

Daniel Smith
4540 Main Street,
South Brunswick, NC,
United States
(910) 754-2885

October 25, 2008

Jennifer Lewis
2438 South Stratford Road,
Winston Salem, NC,
United States

(336) 765-9027

Dear Ms. Lewis:

As per our discussion in the college last week, I am requesting you to give me information about you recently launched Systematic Investment Plan (SIP) by your company. The Sales Executive of your company who had come to my office to collect the monthly premium had told me about the scheme that will be launched in a fortnight.

Yesterday's newspaper had the advertisement of the scheme but did not give all the details. I searched on the internet but I got information in bits and pieces. I want all the details about the scheme like initial investment, monthly installments, locking period etc. This will help me in taking a final decision for investment. Let me understand how the scheme will help me in securing my amount and what profits I will make after 3, 5 or 10 years as per your scheme.

I'll appreciate if you send me the complete brochure regarding the scheme. If you can manage to send a Marketing Executive who will explain me the scheme then it will be of great help to me. If I like the scheme and find it worth investing then I will give the initial amount right there to your Executive.

I'm looking forward for your positive reply. You can contact me on my phone number or my personal email address - daniel_smith@rediffmail.com.

Yours truly,

Daniel Smith

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