An employer who complies with an apartment applicant's letter of employment request will probably send the letter directly to the applicant's employer. But some employers may prefer to hand the letter to the applicant to deliver to the landlord.
If you find yourself in this situation, don't just hand the letter of employment to the landlord who requested it. Instead, craft a short cover letter that identifies the letter of employment and connects it to your application. Taking this small step ensures that a landlord understands she now has the verification she requested from you, and it helps build your image of being a responsible tenant.
Here's a sample cover letter you can adapt and use to forward your employer's signed verification letter to your landlord:
RE: Verification of employment for [your name]
To whom it may concern:
To complete my application for an apartment at [apartment address], you recently asked that I provide a letter verifying my employment. Please find a signed letter from [employer name] enclosed, as requested.
If you need anything further, kindly contact me at [your phone number].