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:

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.

Tenants who are impacted by the COVID-19 emergency and need to end their fixed term agreement early may be eligible for capped break lease costs equivalent to one week’s rent. For further information and eligibility criteria, please refer to the Residential Tenancies Practice Guide.

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 experiencing domestic and family violence can continue to end their interest in a tenancy quickly and safely until the end of the COVID-19 emergency period (until 30 September 2021) by completing a Domestic and Family Violence Notice ending tenancy and a Domestic and Family Violence Report. 

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 person escaping domestic and family violence (available to 30 September  2021)

Note: Please complete a Domestic and Family Violence Notice ending tenancy and a Domestic and Family Violence Report
7 days, but can leave immediately 7 days, but can leave immediately n/a
Without grounds* Periodic – 2 weeks Fixed term – the later of 14 days or the day the agreement ends Periodic – 2 weeks Fixed term – the later of 14 days or the day the agreement ends 1 day
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 (subject to criteria) 2 weeks 2 weeks 1 day

*Parties can agree to end earlier but it must be agreed in writing.
^Criteria apply if tenant/s 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

 

 

Form 13 – Notice of intention to leave
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Current version: v19 Jun21
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