Transfer of co-tenancy - consent withheld

Note: tenancy law changed on 23rd March 2020. All our factsheets are up to date, but sample letters are still under review.

You can use this sample letter when you need to take your name off the lease in a share house and the landlord has refused to give consent. 

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]

Dear …

Re: Withholding consent to the transfer of co-tenancy at [your address]

I understand that you have withheld your consent to my request for a transfer of my co-tenancy at the above premises.

Please note that under section 75(2) of the Residential Tenancies Act 2010 a landlord cannot unreasonably withhold consent for a partial transfer of the tenancy.  

If you do not consent to the transfer within 7 days, I will be applying to the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal. I will ask the tribunal for an order under section 75(5) of the Residential Tenancies Act 2010 allowing me to transfer my co-tenancy.

If you have any questions regarding this letter please contact me on [your number].

Yours sincerely

[T Tenant]