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YOU WANT TO STAY
IN THE PREMISES

YOU WANT TO
LEAVE THE PREMISES

YOU WANT TO
START A TENANCY

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What type of tenancy do you want?

✜ house,
✜ unit,
✜ apartment,
✜ cabin,
✜ townhouse or
✜ houseboat. 

✜ caravan,
✜ moveable dwelling or
✜ site. 

✜ living with other
people sharing facilities

MOVEABLE
DWELLING

ROOMING
ACCOMMODATION

GENERAL

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Co-tenants have their name on the lease.

Occupants do not have financial responsibility for the lease.

A tenant has signed a lease or rental agreement with a lessor.

You are not responsible for the
tenancy but want to end
the perpetrator’s agreement

You are the sole tenant

You are a co-tenant

You are an occupant but not
a tenant or sub-tenant

YOU ARE THE SOLE TENANT

LEAVE

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If you believe that you can no longer safely continue to occupy the premises because you are experiencing DFV (s21)*
You can give 7 days’ notice in the correct form (Notice Ending Tenancy – ‘NET’) to your lessor/agent (s22)*
You are required to provide evidence to support your claim of DFV. You can choose to provide a copy of relevant documentation or allow your lessor to inspect it.
Evidence can include a Protection Order, Temporary Protection Order, Police Protection Notice, Interstate or Family Court Orders or a DFV Report signed by an authorised person (s27)*
You can use the RTA Domestic and Family Violence Report Form

Alternatively

You may apply urgently to QCAT for a termination order because of domestic violence committed against you by another person s34(1)* Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation (COVID-19 Emergency Response) Regulation 2020

✜ if you have a periodic tenancy (commonly known as a week to week) and want to move out and hand back vacant possession, you must give your lessor/agent two weeks Notice of Intention to Leave using an RTA form 13.

*"s" refers to the relevant section of the Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation (COVID-19 Emergency Response) Regulation 2020

YOU ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE TENANCY BUT WANT TO END THE PERPETRATOR’S AGREEMENT

LEAVE

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✜ If you are an occupant you may apply to QCAT for an urgent tribunal hearing to terminate the tenancy due to damage or injury (s322)*

✜ If you are a domestic associate you may apply to QCAT for an urgent hearing to terminate the tenancy due to damage or injury (s321)*

✜ If applying to QCAT for a termination order for damage or injury, a domestic associate, or occupant, can also apply to QCAT for an interim order to restrain the person from causing further damage or injury (s323)*.

*"s" refers to the relevant section of the Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Act 2008 (Qld) 

YOU ARE A CO-TENANT

LEAVE

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If you believe that you can no longer safely continue to occupy the premises because you are experiencing DFV (s21)*

You can give 7 days’ notice in the correct form (Notice Ending Tenancy – ‘NET’) to your lessor/agent (s22)*  

You are required to provide evidence to support your claim of DFV. You can choose to provide a copy of relevant documentation or allow your lessor to inspect it. 
Evidence can include a Protection Order, Temporary Protection Order, Police Protection Notice, Interstate or Family Court Orders or a DFV Report signed by an authorised person (s27)*  You can use the RTA Domestic and Family Violence Report Form  

Alternatively

You may apply urgently to QCAT for a termination order because of domestic violence committed against you by another tenant s34(2)*

*"s" refers to the relevant section of the Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation (COVID-19 Emergency Response) Regulation 2020

YOU ARE AN OCCUPANT BUT NOT A TENANT OR SUB-TENANT

LEAVE

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1800 811 811
For further assistance
You are not responsible to the lessor for the tenancy agreement. 

You can leave without any on-going liability for the tenancy agreement.

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GENERAL TENANCY

General tenancy agreement
(RTA form 18a)
When you rent a place your lessor or agent must give you a written tenancy agreement that includes standard tenancy terms and any special terms you both agree to.

The agent or lessor must give you a copy of the agreement before they can ask you to pay any money for the tenancy.
Residential Tenancies Authority
(Tenancy forms and information)


1300 366 311
Tenants Queensland
(Advice service for tenants)


1300 744 263
For further assistance

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MOVABLE DWELLING TENANCY

Moveable dwelling
tenancy agreement
(RTA form 18b)
When you rent a movable dwelling (e.g. caravan) under a long-term agreement, the park manager/owner must give you a written moveable dwelling tenancy agreement to sign. The agreement includes any park rules you must follow.

The park manager/owner must give you a copy of the agreement before they can ask you to pay any money for the tenancy.
Residential Tenancies Authority
(Tenancy forms and information)


1300 366 311
Tenants Queensland
(Advice service for tenants)


1300 744 263
For further assistance

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ROOMING ACCOMMODATION TENANCY

Rooming accommodation agreement
(RTA form 18)
If you rent a room in rooming accommodation your provider must give you a written rooming accommodation agreement that sets out what you both agree to.

You must also be given a copy of the House Rules as these form part of your agreement.
Residential Tenancies Authority
(Tenancy forms and information)


1300 366 311
Tenants Queensland
(Advice service for tenants)


1300 744 263
For further assistance

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STAY

Are you a
Domestic Associate?

A domestic associate is defined as meaning any person in any of the following relationships:
• a spousal relationship;
• an intimate personal relationship;
• a family relationship;
• an informal care relationship.

You can apply to QCAT for an urgent tribunal hearing and seek an order to be recognised as the tenant, or as a co-tenant, instead of the perpetrator (s245)*. You can also seek additional orders, such as an order about the bond, or an order to prevent a tenancy database listing.

*"s" refers to the relevant section of the Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Act 2008 (Qld) 

YOU ARE A DOMESTIC ASSOCIATESTART, STAY, LEAVE  STAY For further assistance 

QCAT
(Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal)

Tenants Queensland
(Advice service for tenants)
1300 753 2281300 744 263
YOU ARE NOT A DOMESTIC ASSOCIATESTAYSTART, STAY, LEAVE You are an occupant but not a tenant or sub-tenantYou are a co-tenant or a sub-tenant

Occupants do not have financial responsibility for the lease.

A tenant has signed a lease or rental agreement with a lessor. A subtenant subleases or rents all or part of the rental property from a tenant.

YOU ARE NOT A DOMESTIC ASSOCIATESTAYSTART, STAY, LEAVE You may apply to QCAT for an urgent tribunal hearing to seek an order to be recognised as the tenant, or as a co-tenant, instead of the perpetrator (s246)*.

*"s" refers to the relevant section of the Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Act 2008 (Qld)

YOU ARE NOT A DOMESTIC ASSOCIATESTAYSTART, STAY, LEAVE You are legally allowed to stay at the property however there is no application you can make to have the perpetrator's name removed as a tenant.
For further assistance

1800 811 811