The termination notice must be in writing, signed by the landlord/agent and set out:
- The premises concerned
- The day by which the landlord/agent wants vacant possession of the premises
- The grounds (if any) for the notice.
The notice must be properly ‘served’ to you in person, by post, by fax, or hand-delivered in an addressed envelope to a mailbox at your residential or business address.
If there is a mistake in the notice or it is not served properly, you can argue in the Consumer Trader and Tenancy Tribunal that it is invalid and the landlord’s application should be dismissed. However, the Consumer Trader and Tenancy Tribunal has discretion to overlook defects in the notice or how it was served.
Withdrawal of termination notice
You may withdraw a termination notice at any time with the landlord’s consent. You may give a further notice on the same or another ground however.
- Consumer, Trader and Tenancy Tribunal, phone 1300 135 399, www.ncat.nsw.gov.au
- Housing Appeals Committee: phone 02 9715 7955, free call 1800 629 794. www.hac.nsw.gov.au
FURTHER HELP: Tenants Advice and Advocacy Services
- Inner 9698 5975
- Inner West 9559 2899
- South 9787 4679
- South West 4628 1678
- East 9386 9147
- West 8833 0911
- North 9884 9605
- North West 9413 2677
- Blue Mountains 1300 363 967
- Central Coast 4353 5515
- Hunter 4969 7666
- Illawarra Sth Coast 4274 3475
- Mid North Coast 6583 9866
- Northern Rivers 6621 1022
- Northwest NSW 1800 836 268
- Southwest NSW 1800 642 609
- Sydney 9569 0222
- West NSW 1800 810 233
- South NSW 1800 672 185
- North NSW 1800 248 913
Older persons 1800 131 310 Website www.tenants.org.au
NSW Fair Trading 133 220
This factsheet is intended as a guide to the law and should not be used as a substitute for legal advice. It applies to people who live in, or are affected by, the law as it applies in New South Wales, Australia.
Information supplied courtesy of the Tenants Union of NSW
Further information and advice for NSW tenants can be sourced from www.tenants.org.au
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