Notice of intention to leave (Form 13)

Notice of intention to leave (Form 13)
v22 Oct22

The Notice of intention to leave (Form 13) is used when the tenant/s are giving notice to the lessor/agent that they wish to vacate the premises by a certain date.

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The Notice of intention to leave (Form 13) is used when the tenant/s are giving notice to the lessor/agent that they wish to vacate the premises by a certain date.

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:

If the tenant is giving this notice because of an unremedied breach by the property manager/owner it does not guarantee that they will be released from the tenancy agreement early.

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.

Tenants who believe they can no longer safely occupy the premises due to experiencing domestic and family violence can end their interest in a tenancy quickly and safely by completing a Notice ending tenancy interest (domestic and family violence) (Form 20) and provide it to the property owner/manager with relevant evidence.

When serving notices by post, the sender must allow time for the mail to arrive when working out notice periods.

Minimum notice periods

Grounds (reasons) General tenancy Moveable  dwelling
Long term
 
Moveable  dwelling
Short term
 


A tenant experiencing domestic and family violence

Note: Please complete a Notice ending tenancy interest (domestic and family violence) (Form 20) and provide it to the property manager/owner with relevant evidence

7 days, but can leave immediately 7 days, but can leave immediately 7 days, but can leave immediately
Without grounds (parties can agree on an earlier date in writing) 14 days
Fixed term - the later of 14 days or the day the agreement ends
14 days
Fixed term - the later of 14 days or the day the agreement ends
1 day
Unremedied breach 7 days 2 days 1 day
Non-compliance with tribunal order 7 days 7 days 1 day
Failure to comply with repair order 14 days 14 days The day it is given
Non-liveability The day it is given The day it is given The day it is given
Compulsory acquisition 14 days 14 days 1 day
Intention to sell 14 days^ 14 days 1 day
Condition of premises 14 days 14 days n/a
Death of sole tenant 14 days 14 days n/a
Death of co-tenant 14 days 7days n/a
Ending of entitlement to student accommodation 1 month n/a n/a

^If tenants are not notified of intention of sale within 2 months of starting the agreement.

Grounds for which this notice may not be used

Without ground General tenancy Moveable  dwelling
Long term
 
Moveable  dwelling
Short term
 
Excessive hardship By QCAT order By QCAT order By QCAT order
Damage By QCAT order By QCAT order By QCAT order
Injury By QCAT order By QCAT order By QCAT order
Objectional behavior By QCAT order By QCAT order By QCAT order
Incompatibility By QCAT order By QCAT order By QCAT order
Repeated breaches by lessor/provider By QCAT order By QCAT order By QCAT order
Mispreresentation By QCAT order By QCAT order By QCAT order

 

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