Abandonment termination notice (Form 15)
Important: The RTA is going paperless and will cease bulk printing of all forms and publications from 1 January 2020.
The Abandonment termination notice is used when the property manager/owner wants to end a tenancy agreement because they believe the property has been abandoned.
The property manager/owner must have reasonable grounds for believing the property has been abandoned. It is an offence to end a tenancy agreement in an unauthorised way.
The property manager/owner can issue:
- an Entry notice (Form 9) to confirm it has been abandoned, or
- issue an Abandonment termination notice (Form 15)
The abandonment notice must be served to the tenant at their residence or place of business.
Disputing the notice
The tenant has:
- 7 days (from the date the notice is issued) to apply to QCAT to dispute the notice
- 28 days (from the date the notice is issued) to apply to QCAT for compensation
If the tenant does not dispute the notice the tenant is taken to have abandoned the property.
Goods and documents left behind
There are rules for the disposal of any goods and documents left behind.