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Samples of recommendation/reference letters in German to add to flat application

Does anyone have any templates or samples (or links to websites) where I can find examples of the type of letters I'd have to add to the "file" when applying for a flat?

I'm specifically looking for a letter to ask my boss to sign and the "motivation" or "presentation" letter from us.

I am now becoming acutely aware of how "undesirable" we are compared to other applicants:
- we've recently moved to CH so no "history here"
- we both just started our jobs so just a couple of payslips between us
- neither of us is fluent in German
- we're both foreign and a mixed race couple, add that to the fact that my spouse is from a "not so great" country.

Financially we're OK, we're looking at places that are 15% of our combined income, and no kids/pets/instruments/smoking; I had hoped that would make everything else OK, but so far no luck...

If anyone has anything they'd like to share, it'd be much appreciated
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Re: Samples of recommendation/reference letters in German to add to flat application

here is a sample which you may use: http://www.urbanhome.de/public/files...n_Beispiel.pdf

I pasted the content here, just in case not accessible anymore
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Zürich, 05.04.2009

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Re: Samples of recommendation/reference letters in German to add to flat application

along with that make sure the boss gives his phone number, cos they do like to call up for verification, and if your boss knows german it really helps....
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