Notice periods for ending a tenancy

There are rules and timeframes that must be followed when ending a tenancy. A tenant, property manager or property owner can all issue a notice ending a tenancy.

If the correct notice and form are not used, the other person may ask for compensation.

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

The Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation (COVID-19 Emergency Response) Regulation 2020 was amended on 30 September 2020 to help the Queensland residential rental sector transition back to normal tenancy arrangements and processes under the Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Act 2008.

The changes from 30 September will continue until 31 December 2020.

The tables below outline existing and the remaining new grounds (reasons) and notice periods for ending a tenancy under the RTRA Act and during the COVID-19 emergency period.

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