Repairs to be carried out by owners corp

You can use this sample letter when the repairs needed to your premises or common areas in your building need to be carried out by the owners corporation rather than your landlord. You should send this letter to your landlord.

Copy 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]

Dear …

Re: Repair to common areas at [your address]

I am writing about repairs that are required in the common areas of the building where the unit I am renting from you is located.

[There are extensive stains on the carpet outside my unit and the glass windows at the entrance are cracked, which I believe constitute a health and safety risk, especially to children. In addition the intercom does not work.]

I notified you of these repairs on [date] and still no repairs have been done. I would ask that you take these repairs as a matter of urgency to the owners corporation so repairs can be arranged as soon as possible.

If the repairs are not attended to by [date], I will be forced to seek orders from the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal.

Please contact me on [phone number] during work hours to arrange a convenient time for the repairs to be done.

Yours sincerely

[T Tenant]