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Written by Kitt
2 July 2018 2 min read
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The world is built upon dissonance and debate. So there's no doubt you will meet a variety of people with different opinions and perspective. As a self-managing landlord and a property investor, you will someday, if not already, meet tenants who do not abide the rules and laws. This also goes both ways as a landlord may not follow rules or laws.

Rules

At Kitt, we are here to explain what the Notice to Remedy is, how it works and the simple steps to follow in case either a tenant or a landlord is not following the rules, regulations or the law.

What is Notice to Remedy?

The notice to remedy breach is used during a tenancy by the tenant or property manager/owner if they believe there has been a breach of the agreement. The notice explains the alleged breach and directs the person receiving it to fix the problem within a specific time-frame.

Types of Notice to Remedy?

There are three main types of notice to remedy- unpaid rent or rent arrears and general.

  1. Unpaid rent: If rent becomes overdue, the landlord can give the tenant a 14-day Notice to Remedy for rent arrears. The tenant will then have 14 days to pay the overdue rent.
  1. General: If either the tenant or landlord believes that the other party has breached the agreement in any other way (e.g. failing to conduct requested maintenance or repairs), then they can give a 14-day Notice to Remedy. The party who receives the Notice will only have 14 days to remedy/fix the breach.
  1. Breach of landlord duties: If a tenant believes the landlord is in breach of the agreement the tenant has the right to send out a notice of remedy to the landlord directly.

How do I send a Notice to Remedy?

To send a Notice to Remedy, you must give it to the other party in one of the following ways:

  • Email - email to the email address supplied on the tenancy agreement
  • Mail/Letterbox - mail the notice to the address for service listed on the tenancy agreement, or put in the letterbox at that address.
  • In Person - give the notice to the other party in person.

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And remember, you should always keep a copy of the Notice to Remedy and other important files secure including Bond forms. You can do this by uploading these documents online to the cloud (which is password protected of course)