SAMPLE LETTER

Letter to landlord appointing tenants' agent

You can use this sample letter to inform your landlord you need to appoint an agent on your behalf. You might do this if you are away from the property for some time, or are very unwell, or otherwise unable to deal with any formal documents for a period of time.

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 landlord’s agent’s name and address]

Dear …

Re: [Address of rented premises]

I wish to advise that I will be absent from the above residential premises between … and … inclusive [insert dates]. [Delete this paragraph if appropriate]

I draw to your attention Section 221 of the Residential Tenancies Act 2010 and advise that I have appointed the following person as tenants’ agent for the period of my absence from the premises:

[name] …………………………………………….
[address] ………………………………………….
[telephone number] …………………………..

Over the period of my absence please serve on my agent any notices or other documents required to be given to me under the residential tenancy agreement, the Residential Tenancies Act 2010 or the Residential Tenancies Regulation 2010.

I have sent a similar letter to the Registrar, NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal.

Please confirm receipt of this letter.

Yours sincerely

[T Tenant]