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[Your name and address]
[Landlord’s or agent’s name and address]
Re: Non-lodgement of rental bond for premises at [your address]
I signed a residential tenancy agreement for the above premises on [date]. I paid you the rental bond of $[amount] in full. To date I have not received confirmation that the rental bond has been lodged with NSW Fair Trading.
I draw your attention to section 162 of the Residential Tenancies Act 2010. It states:
“(1) A landlord, or landlord’s agent … who receives an amount of rental bond must deposit that amount with the Director-General within the deposit period …
(3) The deposit periods for a rental bond … are as follows:
(a) for a bond paid to a landlord or person other than a landlord’s agent – 10 working days after the bond is paid …
(b) for a bond paid to a landlord’s agent – 10 working days after the end of the month in which the bond is paid
(5) A person who contravenes this section is guilty of an offence. Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.”
I ask that the rental bond be lodged as soon as possible.