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Thank You Letter for Being a Good Neighbour

By: Beth Morrisey MLIS - Updated: 21 Aug 2016 | comments*Discuss
 
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Until someone has a bad neighbour (s)he may not realise exactly how priceless a good neighbour can be. Good neighbours can make every day life easier and help out when something untoward does occur. Those who do have good neighbours should consider writing a nice thank you note to let them know that they are appreciated.

Content of a Thank You Letter for Being a Good Neighbour

Thank you letters for being a good neighbour are usually written for one of three reasons: out of total spontaneity, after a neighbour does something nice or around the holidays. Depending on when such a letter is written the contents may differ. Letters written spontaneously are usually more general than others and simply contain an explicit message of thanks for being a good neighbour. They may also contain details of a few examples of what makes that person a good neighbour. Letters written after a neighbour does something nice will of course contain details of what the neighbour did and why it was so nice of him or her to do that. Letters written around the holidays tend to again be more general in their thanks as well as contain holiday greetings or best wishes for the future. Since letters written around the holidays tend to become annual events, writers should try to come up with new messages, or at least new details to include, each year that they send such letters.

Format of a Thank You Letter for Being a Good Neighbour

If thank you letters for being a good neighbour are typed they can be mistaken for generic form letters and their impacts reduced. For this reason such thank you letters should be handwritten unless the writer's handwriting is truly so terrible that they would be illegible (and the message of thanks would be lost). These letters could also be sent via email or e-cards, or in commercial thank you cards. Regardless of the medium, these messages should reflect a relatively close relationship between the writer and recipient and therefore should avoid formal business letter formatting. Including the address details of both parties is unnecessary, and for the most part formal salutations and closings would be inappropriate. More relaxed styles and formats are usually better options for thank you letters for being a good neighbour. Postal delivery or hand delivery are both acceptable for thank you letters for being a good neighbour.

Sample of a Thank You Letter for Being a Good Neighbour

Dear Rashid,

I just wanted to thank you again for your generosity in allowing us to use part of your back garden for our family party. It was so kind of you to offer this extra space, and I was delighted that you were able to attend the party as well. I don't know if we say it often enough, but you are a wonderful neighbour and we count ourselves very lucky to live beside you. Please do not hesitate to let us know if you ever need anything.

Best Wishes,

Omar, Azeeza and the kids

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Trying to thank the neighbours for being patient when the building work was going on for about 20 months.Can you please draft me a letter.
Kay - 12-May-16 @ 9:39 PM
I have my good neighbor they moved to Johannesburg I want to tell them I lost a lot for them moving next to me.
dinakza - 12-May-16 @ 6:16 PM
I want to write a letter to a friend(Girl) who always promissing me that she will give me a call but never she kept her promise.
song - 5-Apr-15 @ 6:45 AM
I do not know what to say to thank my neighbours for being kind to us. Now we are moving to springs so we want to give them thank you cards for apriciation
mapani - 26-Mar-15 @ 10:15 AM
Rather than being a generic good neighbour, a letter like this, usually accompanied by a little gift, will be for something specific, like going in and feeding the cat while you’re on holiday or something similar. Yes, you’re appreciating the neighbour, but even more it’s a thank you for the service that’s appreciated.
betty - 3-Oct-12 @ 1:42 PM
I don't think people thank their neighbours enough. This one was for a specific reason (your example)...I would like to say thank you to my neighbours just for keeping an eye on me, pulling my bin back when I'm not there, and checking the rabbits are OK while I'm at work. A general one wouldn't work. Should I list all the things? Thank you for being a good neighbour seems just a bit too general. Great website by the way!
BetterOne - 21-May-12 @ 6:56 PM
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