Renting

Death of a sole tenant

When a sole tenant dies the tenancy ends:

  • 2 weeks after the tenant's representative or relative gives the property manager/owner written notice of the end of the agreement due to the tenant's death
  • 2 weeks after the property manager/owner gives the tenant's representative or relative written notice of the end of the agreement due to the tenant's death
  • the day agreed by the property manager/owner and the tenant's representative or relative, or
  • the day decided by QCAT following an application by the property manager/owner

However, if none of this occurs, the tenancy agreement ends 1 month after the tenant's death for both fixed and periodic agreements.

If a co-tenant dies the tenancy continues without change.

Co-tenants cannot claim the deceased's bond contribution; it can only be claimed by the deceased's estate.

Any debts incurred by the deceased will need to be dealt with by the property manager/owner, the remaining tenants and the deceased's legal representative.