The resident can use this form:
- to end a periodic agreement
- at the end of a fixed term agreement
- when the property manager agrees in writing to end a fixed term agreement early, or
- if they have grounds (reasons) to leave a fixed term agreement early.
Residents who believe they can no longer occupy the premises due to experiencing domestic and family violence can end their interest in a residency quickly and safely by completing a Notice ending residency interest (domestic and family violence) (Form R20) and provide it to the agent or manager/provider with relevant evidence.
Manager/provider breaches the agreement
If the resident has issued the manager/provider with a breach notice and the manager/provider has not fixed the problem by the date on the notice they must give at least seven days notice before ending the agreement.
If the resident is giving this notice because of an unremedied breach by the rooming accommodation manager/provider it does not guarantee they can end the agreement early without having to pay compensation.
Residents 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 updated Residential Tenancies Practice Guide.
Property unfit to live in
If the rental property has been destroyed, or made completely or partly unfit to live in, the resident can end the accommodation agreement immediately—within one month of the event.
If the manager/provider disputes the reason/s for ending a fixed term early, they should try to resolve the matter with the resident first. If agreement cannot be reached, the RTA’s free dispute resolution service may be able to help.
When serving notices by post, the sender must allow time for the mail to arrive when working out when a notice period ends.
Minimum notice periods
||Minimum notice period
|A resident experiencing domestic and family violence
Note: Please complete a Notice ending residency interest (domestic and family violence) (Form R20) and provide it to the agent or manager/provider with relevant evidence
|7 days, but can leave immediately
||Periodic - 7 days
Fixed term - Later of 7 days or the day the agreement ends
|Property destroyed or made completely or partly unfit to live in
||Immediately (notice must be given within 1 month of the event)
*Parties can agree to end earlier but it must be agreed in writing
Grounds for which this notice may not be used
|Repeated breaches by provider/manager
||By QCAT order