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This is an example of a letter of demand. It is important to write your letter of demand using your own details and based on your own circumstances. If you need more help, get legal advice.
Case study - Meena and Fantastic Florists
Meena runs a small business from home, doing website design and IT support for other small businesses. One of her regular clients, Fantastic Florists, has failed to pay her invoice of $4,000 for the website she built. Meena sent a couple of reminder letters but there has been no response. She tried to contact Fiona from Fantastic Florists by telephone but could not reach her. Meena sends a letter of demand to Fantastic Florists.
Meena Vishwana12/32 Campbell StreetBlacktown NSW 2148
15 October 20xx
Ms Fiona Frame Fantastic Florists Shop 7, Blacktown Mall 108 Black Street Blacktown NSW 2148 Dear Fiona
RE: OUTSTANDING MONEY
I am writing about my fees for the last three months.
The total amount owing is now $4,000.This amount relates to website maintenance and IT support services I provided by agreement with you for 20 hours each month in the months of May, June and July 20xx. I refer to my invoice dated 10 August 20xx that was due for payment by 10 September 20xx.
I ask that Fantastic Florists pay me the amount of $4,000 by 29 October 20xx. If I don't get paid this amount, I may start legal action against Fantastic Florists to recover the debt without further notice. Legal costs and interest may be added to the debt.