What should I include on a breach notice?

Breach notices are different in each state; however, they all pretty much notify the tenant they have done something wrong and ask for the situation to be fixed within a certain number of days.

In order to be valid, there are a number of things a breach notice should include, which again may differ from state to state.

But typically, a breach notice should highlight:

  • Specifics around how the tenant has breached their lease agreement and/or the Residential Tenancies Act.
  • Information about the loss or damage caused by the breach.
  • Details outlining what is required to be fixed or what compensation needs to be paid.
  • The consequences if the tenant does not respond accordingly.
  • The date (to show the day the breach notice was issued) and a signature.

If the notice is not served properly, it will not look good for the landlord if the matter goes to a court or tribunal.

TIP: tribunals have been known to completely reject a landlord’s claim in court simply because the notice wasn’t served correctly.

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Jason Gwerder
Tuesday, 25 May 2021

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