Letter of Demand

$29.00 inc. GST

  • Collect money without paying a lawyer or debt collector.
  • Reduce the time to get paid
  • Show people you are serious
  • Send a warning before commencing legal action
  • Complete our Letter of Demand template in under 5 minutes
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What is a Letter of Demand?

A Letter of Demand is a formal request for payment of an outstanding debt.

Use this professional Letter of Demand template to collect money without paying a lawyer or debt collector.

It is normally sent after a person or business has failed to reply to your previous payment requests. The letter clearly states the amount owed, the date it was due and what you will do if you do not receive payment within a set timeframe.

Don’t let people get away with not paying you!

 

Who can use this template?

  • Any business chasing an outstanding debt owed to them
  • Anyone looking to try DIY debt collection (before taking further action).
  • Anyone who wants to get paid faster

 

Why should I use this Letter of Demand template?

There are a few good reasons why you should try sending a Letter of Demand before commencing legal action:

1. You might be able to recover your debts for free before you spend money on a lawyer or debt collector

2. It gives people another opportunity to pay you

3. The warning can encourage debtors to pay their debts because they see you are serious

4. It provides written proof that you have tried to resolve the dispute fairly and have given them a chance to respond

 

What does a Letter of Demand include?

Our Letter of Demand template includes all of the key information you need:

  • A clear demand for payment
  • All relevant details for the debt (amount, due date, invoice #)
  • A time limit before you take further action
  • Your bank account details
  • The next steps you will take (including legal action) if payment is not made

 

How do I write a Letter of Demand?

The first thing you need to do is confirm the name, address and contact details of the person or business that owes you money. You must address the letter to the right person/business. Also confirm the total amount outstanding, the due date and the goods/services you provided.

Double-check any invoices, contracts or correspondence relating to the debt. You should attach these as evidence when you send the Letter of Demand.

Once you have gathered all of the details, you’re ready to draft your letter using our template!

 

How do I send a Letter of Demand?

There are several ways you can send the letter, but the main thing is you need to make sure they receive it.

We recommend you send via Registered Post so you can get proof of delivery from Australia Post. You can also send via email with a Read Receipt, but this is not as reliable, and emails are easier to ignore than a letter.

The final option is a process service firm such as Polo CPI. They will attempt to ‘serve’ the letter to the recipient in person.

FAQ

All of our templates come in Word format (docx). We recommend that you use Microsoft Word on a desktop to fill in the template.

Yes, all of our templates have been drafted by qualified Australian lawyers who hold an Australian legal practicing certificate.

Yes, the template is suitable for all Australian states and territories.

What do I have to do after I download the template?

The template includes instructions on how to use it, as well as helpful comments along the way to guide you. Don’t just take our word for it, read what other customers have said about our products here.

Estimated time to complete the template in Microsoft Word is around 5-10 minutes. We have designed our templates to be very user-friendly.

How often are the templates updated?

We frequently update our template library and provide minor updates to wording and formatting in our documents.

If the law changes, we’ll email you with the changes and updates to add to your existing templates. You have lifetime access, so any updates are provided free of charge.

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