Serious breach in rooming accommodation
In rooming accommodation, if you breach the agreement in a serious way you can be asked to leave immediately.
A serious breach means that:
- You used your room or the common areas for illegal purposes
You (or your guest/s) intentionally or recklessly:
– caused damage to the premises
– endangered another person in the premises
– significantly interfered with the reasonable peace, comfort or privacy of another resident.
The provider must give you a written Notice to Leave, stating the reason you are being asked to leave. A Notice to Leave for serious breach can ask you to leave the premises immediately.
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