You rent a four-bedroom house, which you share with two other students. However, there are several problems with this house that need fixing. You also find it expensive and would like to find another student to share the spare bedroom.
Write a letter to the estate agency. In the letter
- explain the situation
- describe the problems with the house
- say what you would like to happen
Dear Sir or Madam,
I rent a four-bedroom house with two other students at 24 Orchard Road. My contract is with your agency. I am writing to bring to your attention some problems I am experiencing with the building.
Firstly, we do not have any hot water as the thermostat in the bathroom does not appear to be working. As a result we are forced to have a shower with cold water. Another problem we are facing is with the freezer. The device that controls the temperature does not function well, so we cannot store any of our food there. Finally, regarding the rent, we feel that it is slightly expensive and as students we are struggling to pay it.
As our contract covers repairs to the house we would appreciate it if you could arrange for a technician to come and repair the thermostat and refrigerator. We would also like to know if it is possible for you to arrange to find an additional student to share the spare room. This will lower the rent for everyone and will make it more affordable.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Question taken from The Official Cambridge Guide to IELTS for Academic and General Training.p.114