Notice of intention to leave (Form 13)

The Notice of intention to leave (Form 13) is used when the tenant/s are giving notice to the lessor/agent that they wish to vacate the premises by a certain date.

There may be a number of grounds (reasons) for giving the notice. If the lessor/agent disputes these reasons, they should try to resolve the matter with the tenants first. If agreement cannot be reached, the RTA’s free dispute resolution service may be able to assist.

If tenants are leaving because of an unremedied breach, this notice must be given after the expiry of the 7 day remedy period.

If the tenant/s are giving this notice because of an unremedied breach by the lessor or agent, please note that this notice does not guarantee that you will be released from the tenancy agreement. You may apply for termination of your lease through the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) under section 309 of the Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Act 2008.

More information is available on our Ending a tenancy agreement page.

Schedule of timeframes

Grounds   General tenancy Moveable dwelling 
Long term
Moveable dwelling 
Short term
Unremedied breach 7 days 2 days n/a
Non-compliance with tribunal order 7 days 7 days 1 day
Non-liveability The day it is given The day it is given The day it is given
Compulsory acquisition 2 weeks 2 weeks 1 day
Intention to sell * 2 weeks 2 weeks 1 day
Without grounds—periodic 2 weeks 2 weeks 1 day
Without grounds—fixed
Note: Can only be ended before the end
of the fixed term if both parties agree.
14 days 14 days 1 day 

* Subject to certain criteria, see the When a property is for sale page for more details

Form 13 - Notice of intention to leave

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Current version: v11 Nov12


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