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]
[Landlord’s or agent’s name and address]
Re: Payment of arrears at [your address]
I am enclosing a cheque for $[amount] which covers my rent arrears and puts me two weeks in advance as required under our tenancy agreement.
I have paid the water usage charges in the water bill issued on [date].
I have paid the charges for the supply of electricity (or gas) (or oil) in the utility bill issued on [date].
As you are aware under sections 89(2) and 89(3) of the Residential Tenancies Act 2010 any action taken to terminate the tenancy for non-payment of rent or charges cease to have effect if the tenant pays all the arrears owing. The NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal must not make a termination order if the arrears have been paid in full.
I ask that you inform the tribunal that my payments for rent and other charges are now up to date and that a hearing is no longer required. I will be making every effort to see this situation does not happen again.
A penalty of up to $2200 applies if a landlord fails to notify the tribunal or the Sheriff of repayment of arrears.
If you would like to discuss this further please contact me on [phone number].