Sample Letters 

Sign, date and keep a copy of all letters you write to your landlord or real estate agent.

These sample letters only apply for tenancies, not occupancies.

Access and Privacy

Sample letter: Access for prospective purchasers Sample letter: Access for prospective purchasers (28 KB)

Sample Letter: Breach of Access Sample Letter: Breach of Access (28 KB)

Rent

Sample Letter: Arrears Sample Letter: Arrears (24 KB)

Sample Letter: Change to Rent Payment Method Sample Letter: Change to Rent Payment Method (24 KB)

Sample letter: payment of rental arrears Sample letter: payment of rental arrears (24 KB)

Sample Letter: Rent Increase Sample Letter: Rent Increase (25 KB)


Bond

Sample Letter: Bond Dispute Sample Letter: Bond Dispute (25 KB)

Sample letter: request for bond to be lodged Sample letter: request for bond to be lodged (23 KB)


Repairs

Sample Letter: Repairs Sample Letter: Repairs (24 KB)


Termination by Tenant

Sample Letter: Break Lease Sample Letter: Break Lease (28 KB)

Sample letter: Terminating Periodic Tenancy Sample letter: Terminating Periodic Tenancy (22 KB)


Termination by Landlord

Sample Letter: challenging notice to vacate during periodic tenancy Sample Letter: challenging notice to vacate during periodic tenancy (28 KB)

Sample Letter:challenging notice to vacate during fixed term Sample Letter:challenging notice to vacate during fixed term (14 KB)

Water Bills

Sample Letter: Water Charges Sample Letter: Water Charges (20 KB)

Notice to Remedy and Notice to Vacate

You can obtain sample Notice to Remedy and Notice of Intention to Vacate letters in PDF format from the ACAT website by clicking here

These documents are available in Word Format here: 

Notice to Remedy Notice to Remedy (22 KB)

and

Notice of Intention to Vacate Notice of Intention to Vacate (13 KB)

Other ACAT applications and forms are available here.

Share Housing

Sample Letter: Breaking fixed term co-tenancy: all co-tenants vacating Sample Letter: Breaking fixed term co-tenancy: all co-tenants vacating (28 KB)

Sample letter: Head tenant vacating during fixed term tenancy where sub-tenant wishes to stay Sample letter: Head tenant vacating during fixed term tenancy where sub-tenant wishes to stay (24 KB)

Sample letter: One co-tenant vacating during fixed term co-tenancy. Mutual termination Sample letter: One co-tenant vacating during fixed term co-tenancy. Mutual termination (26 KB)

Sample letter: Terminating Periodic Co-Tenancy: not all tenants vacating Sample letter: Terminating Periodic Co-Tenancy: not all tenants vacating (24 KB)

Sample letter: Terminating Periodic Tenancy: all tenants vacating Sample letter: Terminating Periodic Tenancy: all tenants vacating (24 KB)



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