Continuing interest notice

Continuing interest notice
v3 Oct 22

The Continuing interest notice has been developed to support property managers/owners, agents or managers/providers to fulfil their obligations under the Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Act 2008.

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The Continuing interest notice has been developed to support property managers/owners, agents or managers/providers to fulfil their obligations under the Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Act 2008.

This notice must be provided to all remaining tenants/residents for the same residential tenancy or rooming accommodation agreement no earlier than 7 days and no later than 14 days after a vacating tenant’s or resident’s interest in the agreement ends on grounds of domestic and family violence.  

The continuing interest notice informs any remaining tenants/residents that: 

  • the vacating tenant/resident’s interest in the agreement has ended; 
  • the residential tenancy or rooming accommodation agreement continues for the remaining tenant/resident, and any other remaining tenants/residents, on the same terms; and 
  • if the remaining tenants/residents are required to top up the rental bond: 
    • the remaining tenants/residents are required to top up the rental bond;
    • the amount the remaining tenants/residents must pay to top up the rental bond; and 
    • the day by which the top up must be made (which must be 1 month after the continuing interest notice is given to all remaining tenants/residents). 

Note: Before giving a continuing interest notice to any remaining tenants/residents, the property manager/owner, agent or manager/provider must have already informed the vacating tenant/resident on all of the following: 

  • that the other tenants/residents will be informed that the tenant/resident is vacating the premises; 
  • when the other tenants/residents will be informed that the tenant/resident is vacating the premises; and 
  • that the residential tenancy/rooming accommodation agreement continues for the other tenants/residents. 

Guidelines for property managers/owners, agents or managers/providers 

It is critical to maintain the privacy of a tenant/resident who is experiencing domestic and family violence to ensure their safety.  

  • You must not disclose information about the tenant/resident’s domestic and family violence experience to anyone unless in specific permitted circumstances (outlined in the Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Act 2008 section 308I and 381I). 
  • You must not provide any information about the vacating tenant/resident to any remaining/other tenants/resident until a minimum of 7 days after the vacating tenant/resident’s interest in the tenancy ends. After this time period, information given should be limited to that in the Continuing interest notice. 
  • Contact details provided by the vacating tenant/resident MUST NOT be passed on to anyone else, unless required by law to do so. 

Penalties apply if you do not follow these requirements. 

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