This is a statutorily defined document.
It relates to the terms of a residential lease.
Any correspondence must comply with applicable laws.
Under the terms of a residential lease, serious noise complaints from other tenants or neighbors are a breach of the lease.
If the landlord considers the complaint justified, the option exists to evict the offending tenants under the terms of the lease.
Tenants do have clear legal rights in cases of possible eviction. It's advisable to consult with a tenancy law expert, if not sure of the process or what constitutes reasonable grounds for action.
This letter must:
The example below regards a serious complaint in which most of the residents of the street complained about noise from the premises. The landlord is convinced, and is decided upon eviction of the offending tenants. However, due process must take place.
Complaint received regarding unacceptable noise from (full residential address)
A complaint has been received regarding noise from the above premises on various nights during December and January 2009.
Please note that tenants are obliged under the terms of the lease to respect the peace of other tenants and neighbors. Failure to do so does constitute a breach of terms of the lease.
A very large number of complaints were received after these occurrences. Agency staff have advised, three times, of the terms of the lease regarding noise.
In view of the many complaints received, it has been decided that you will be required to vacate the premises no later than 12 February 2009.
This period of notification is in excess of the statutory 30 day period.
You may if you wish lodge an appeal against this decision with (name of statutory authority) prior to this date.
If you have any queries regarding our policies or terms of the lease, please contact our residential property managers on the above phone number or email.