If you breach the agreement

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If you breach the tenancy agreement, the lessor, agent or provider can give you a Notice to Remedy Breach. The notice will describe the problem and ask you to fix it by a specific date.

The Notice to Remedy Breach form must give you the correct amount of time to fix the problem. Time periods are summarised in the table below. If you fail to remedy the breach by the date on the notice, the lessor, agent or provider can give you a Notice to Leave for unremedied breach.

In most cases, you can only be given a Notice to Leave during a fixed term agreement if you fail to remedy a serious breach the agreement.

Reason for the breach

Time you must be given to fix the problem

Unpaid rent

  • General tenancies if your rent is 7 days late: 7 days
  • Long tenancy moveable dwellings if your rent is 7 days late: 5 days
  • Short tenancy moveable dwellings, as soon as your rent is late: no notice period required
  • Rooming accommodation
  • if you have lived there 28 days or more and your rent is 2 days late: 4 days
  • if you have lived there for 27 days or less, as soon as your rent is late: 2 days

Other breach of the agreement

  • General tenancies: 7 days
  • Moveable dwellings long tenancy agreement: 7 days
  • Moveable dwellings short tenancy agreement: No notice required
  • Rooming accommodation: 5 days

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Information supplied courtesy of the Tenants Union of Queensland Inc

Further information and advice for Queensland tenants can be sourced from www.tuq.org.au