SAMPLE LETTER

Breach of access

You can use this letter when the landlord has attended the premises without giving you proper notice. You should make sure to write in the circumstances that you are drawing to their attention by changing the text in the [square brackets]. 

Cut and paste the template letter below or download a copy from the link above. Remember to substitute your details for the details contained in [square brackets].

[Your name and address]

[Date]

[Landlord’s or agent’s name and address]

Dear …

Re: Breach of access at [your address]

[On three occasions in the past two weeks you have visited the premises without notice. On one of these occasions you entered my premises when I was not there.]

Section 55(1) of the Residential Tenancies Act 2010 lists the circumstances under which you may access the premises without my consent. None of these circumstances apply. Section 55(2) requires that you give me correct notice to do inspections and carry out repairs.

By entering my premises without complying with the provisions of the Act you could be prosecuted for trespass.

I ask that you immediately remedy the situation. Should you visit the premises without my permission again, I will apply to the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal for an order to stop you entering the premises, and for appropriate compensation.

Yours sincerely

[T Tenant]