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Notice of intention to leave (Form 13)

The tenant/s give the Notice of intention to leave (Form 13) to the lessor/agent when the tenant/s want 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 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.

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 certain criteria, see the When a property is for sale page for more details.

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
A tenant must give at least 14 days notice, unless the lessor/agent has breached the agreement. The tenancy ends on the end date of the agreement or the end date of the notice period (whichever is longer). Both parties can agree to end a fixed term agreement early but it must be agreed in writing..
 
Form 13 – Notice of intention to leave
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Current version: v12 Jan15