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QLD: at the end of a lease, are we allowed to provide notice and search for new tenants?

Discussion in 'Property Management' started by jaybean, 17th Nov, 2015.

  1. jaybean

    jaybean Well-Known Member

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    Or do you still need to find grounds to do this?

    The current tenants have been nothing but trouble and I want new tenants. They haven't broken any rules, they haven't caused any damage. I'm just sick of hearing from them about petty stuff. Am I allowed to serve notice at my discretion without even providing any reasons or do they still have rights even after the end of their tenancy agreement?
     
  2. Matthew Savage

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    Yes, you can serve notice without grounds. You must give them minimum 2 months notice for a termination date that must not be before the end of their lease.

    Do you have a property manager who can give you advice on this? If that is not the advice that you have received from your PM, then be cautious.

    Your other option is to offer them a lease renewal at a rent premium, say $20-$40 per week. If they move out of their own choosing, fine - If they agree to the new terms, at least you are earning a premium to deal with them.

    Matt
     
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    D.T. Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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  4. jaybean

    jaybean Well-Known Member

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    Thanks both. Yes I've upped the rent $15 and will see how it goes.
     
  5. Xenia

    Xenia Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    Note that if you offer a lease extension you will not be getting them out. If the lease extension involves a ridiculous amount and can't be backed up by comparable data, then it can be overruled and you will still have those bad tenants for the period of the lease extension you offered and at a fair market price.

    If you want to get them out then do no renew the lease and use the appropriate forms to let them know that lease will not be renewed - then there will be no ambiguity.
     
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