SAMPLE LETTER

Letter to NCAT appointing tenants' agent

You can send this sample letter to the New South Wales Civil and Administrative Tribunal when 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]

Registrar
Consumer and Commercial Division
NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal
GPO Box 4005
Sydney NSW 2001

Dear Madam / Sir

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 landlord / the landlord’s agent. Please confirm receipt of this letter.

Yours sincerely

[T Tenant]