Sample letter responding to notice of intention to issue a nuisance order
This is an example of a letter. It is important to write your letter using your own details and based on your own circumstances. If you need more help, get legal advice.
Case study – Jenny and Frank
Frank, has two German Shepherd dogs. They are well behaved and quiet when he is home.
Jenny moves in next door with her family including a young baby. After a month, she tells Frank that his dogs bark persistently when he is away at work during the day. She says her baby has trouble sleeping because of all the noise. Frank replies that there is no problem.
Jenny says she is going to take her complaint further. Frank is worried about what will happen next.
2 Small Street
8 December 20xx
Dear Sir or Madam
I am writing to respond to council's notice of intention to issue a nuisance order dated 5 December 20xx which I received on 7 December 20xx.
I have two pet dogs. They are both 6 years old and I have had them since they were puppies.
Since I first received complaints from my neighbour at 2 Big Street in October 20xx, I have taken steps to stop my dogs barking.
- I employed a dog trainer, Ms Molly Stephens of Stop the Bark Pty Ltd to help me. I have attached a copy of her report recommending steps to reduce barking. I have done all the things recommended in the report as listed below.
- My dogs are regularly exercised. I have taken them for a run in an off lease dog park mornings and evenings every day.
- I have arranged for a dog walking service to come to my house twice a week to walk my dogs during the middle of the day while I am at work.
- I have provided my dogs with treats and toys to keep them occupied while I am at work.
I have asked my neighbour at 2 Big Street to monitor the noise since making these changes and she has reported to me that the barking is much reduced. I have received no complaints from any neighbours since making these changes.
I feel that these measures mean that my dogs will not cause a nuisance to any neighbours.