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Letters of Demand


04 Jan 2022

If anyone believes one of your Owners Corporations (OC) are responsible for personal injury or property damage, and they decide to seek compensation, they will most likely receive a Letter of Demand (LOD).

Take it from us, no matter how far-fetched the claim seems, whether the OC believes it happened or not, never ignore it! Renee Cassidy – Whitbread Claims Manager explains...

What is a Letter of Demand?

“Also known as a solicitor letter, a LOD is a formal notice demanding that the person to whom the letter is addressed perform an alleged legal obligation such as rectifying some identified problem, paying a sum of money or acting on a contractual commitment.

Most demand letters will include a deadline for action, and are often used to prompt payment, avoiding expensive litigation.

A demand letter often contains a "threat" that if not adhered to, the next communication between the parties will be through a court of law in the form of formal legal action.” - Duhaime.org Legal Dictionary.

In summary, a LOD is a demand of payment for damages or injury arising from an event involving the person or entity to whom the letter is addressed.

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