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Notice of intention to leave (Form 13)

A tenancy agreement is a legally binding contract that can only be ended in certain ways. Notice to end a tenancy must be in writing.

A tenant gives the Notice of intention to leave to the property manager/owner when they want to vacate the property by a certain date.

The tenant should use this form:

Property manager/owner does not rectify a breach (fixed term agreement)

If the tenant is giving this notice because of an unremedied breach by the property manager/owner it does not guarantee they can end the fixed term agreement early without having to pay compensation.

The tenant can also apply for dispute resolution assistance for non-urgent matters or apply directly to QCAT for urgent matters before giving a Notice of intention to leave.

Property manager/owner does not rectify a breach (periodic agreement)

The tenant can give the notice to the property manager giving them 2 weeks’ notice. The tenant can also apply for dispute resolution assistance

Minimum timeframes

Grounds (reasons)
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

* Subject to criteria

Without ground
General tenancy
Moveable  dwelling
Long term
 
Moveable  dwelling
Short term
 
Periodic agreement
2 weeks
2 weeks
1 day
Fixed term agreement
14 days
14 days
1 day
Form 13 – Notice of intention to leave
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Current version: v13 Feb17