I need to write a letter asking for permission to enter a facility to get my things, which I left during the pandemic. Does anyone know how to write a good letter asking for permission for something?
I have a few ideas that might help.
Don't try any form of negotiation or bribery or blackmail, they won't like it. Just say 'please' and wait for a response
Compliments are nice but don't overdo it (1-2 at most)
Don't keep bugging them, letters can take some time
If it's an email, check back in a week if no response. If you're using this weird thing called the postal service then maybe wait a few days longer
Keep it short, it shouldn't be a full page unless you're asking for money
- Be formal.
- Add a couple compliments, but nothing too much which makes them think of bribery.
- Use proper grammar, spelling, capitalization, and whatnot.
- Ask nicely, use manners.
- Don't resend every day. That's just annoying.
- Don't ramble on. Short and sweet yet formal and nice is better.
- Don't pile on the reasons. Go to the point.
- Be direct but not rude.
- If they decline, don't try again for a while. Instead, take some time to think, "Why did they decline?" A month or so later, you can try again, with the answer to that question in mind.