What happens if Tenants Stop Paying Rent?

By September 24, 2018 No Comments

The Queensland Tenancy laws are very specific about rent arrears and the process that should be taken when a tenant falls behind in rent.

A good Agent should manage arrears on a daily basis. When a Tenant falls behind in rent a few days, it is common practice for an Agent to contact the Tenant as a courtesy.

Once the rent becomes 7 clear days in arrears, the Agent is permitted to issue a Notice to Remedy Breach (RTA From 11) to the Tenant, giving them 7 days to pay rent up to date.

If the rent is not paid up to date by the expiry date, the eviction process begins. The Agent issues the Tenant with a Notice to Leave (RTA Form 12), giving 7 days to vacate the property.