Demand Letters: Giving Notice Before Legal Action

Lichtmeister Photography Productions / iStock / Thinkstock

Before taking legal action against someone you have a dispute with, you usually have to give that person notice. To do this, you have to send a demand letter.

What should the letter say? Do you always have to send one? If you get one, how do you respond?

To answer these questions, Éducaloi has created these articles:

Demand Letters

This article explains what a demand letter is, situations when you have to send one, why it can be a good idea to send one even if it is not required and situations when the law says a person is automatically in default.

Writing a Demand Letter

You want to write a demand letter, but don't know where to start?

This article helps you write a demand letter yourself by answering these questions:

  • Who can write a demand letter?
  • What must a demand letter say?
  • When should you send the letter and how

This article also has models of demand letters.

Answering a Demand Letter

You have received a demand letter? This article explains how you can respond, what to consider before responding and how to prepare to negotiate or go to court.

Important !
This article explains in a general way the law that applies in Quebec. This article is not a legal opinion or legal advice. To find out the specific rules for your situation, consult a lawyer or notary.