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This is an example of a letter of demand. 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 - Natalie's furniture
Natalie went to Queensland for a six-month work contract. She could not take all her furniture and whitegoods with her. She asked her friend, Rachel, if she could leave her bed, couch, dining table, chairs, washing machine and fridge with her until she returned back to Sydney.
When Natalie returned to Sydney, Rachel told her she was not going to give the furniture back. Natalie is concerned that some of the goods may have been sold while she was away. Natalie wants her goods back.
Natalie Saad1/22 Example StreetPenrith NSW 2750
21 January 20xx
Ms Rachel Smith 123 Johns Street Penrith NSW 2750
RE: MY FURNITURE & WHITEGOODS
I am writing to you about my furniture and whitegoods that I left with you on 4 June 20xx. On the day I left, we agreed you would look my goods and give them back to me when I returned from Queensland in six months.
The following items belong to me:
It has been over seven months and you have still not given me my furniture and whitegoods back. You are not entitled to keep them.
I want you to return my goods to me by 28 January 20xx. Please call me to arrange a suitable time for me to pick up my goods or for you to return my goods to me. My telephone number is 0492 111 111 or (02) 9000 1000.
If you don't return my goods by 28 January 20xx, I may start legal action against you without further notice and I will seek judgment for the return of my goods.
If you no longer have my goods, I will seek an order that you pay me the value which is $1600.