Letter of Demand Sample

A Letter of Demand is useful because it will formally demand payment of a debt owed to you. This is normally following the supply of goods or services. Take a look at our sample below so that you can get an idea of what it should look like.Your Letter of Demand will allow you to communicate your claim to a person or business that has failed to reply to your previous requests for payment. It should be the final step you take before commencing legal action, after making other attempts to get the debt repaid.Your letter should state:
  • The date of the letter
  • How much is owed
  • What the debt is for
  • The time limit within which payment must be made
Your letter needs to state that you will lodge a claim if the debt is not repaid.A letter of demand will be the first step in recovering a debt owed to you, before you go to Court.
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Once customised, your document will look similar to our sample Letter of Demand.

What does the Letter of Demand cover?

Our Letter of Demand includes clauses setting out:

  • Date of the Letter of Demand;
  • Amount of the outstanding debt owed;
  • Date the debt was due; and
  • Description of what the debt is owed for.

You can create your Letter of Demand for FREE.Using a letter of demand serves two purposes: It informs a debtor that you are serious about having your invoices paid and also covers you if the matter ends up in Court.Need more information? Contact a LawPath consultant on 1800 529 728 to learn more about customising legal documents and obtaining a fixed-fee quote from Australia’s largest legal marketplace.

James Miotto

James Miotto

James is a Paralegal, working in our content team, which aims to provide free legal guides to facilitate public access to legal resources. With a passion for commercial law, his research focuses on small businesses, and how they can navigate convoluted legal procedures.