Northern Territory

Prepare notices to serve on your tenant or your landlord with these downloadable template Landlord and Tenant Notice Forms for the Northern Territory.

Q. How much notice must be given by either party to terminate a tenancy?

A. Under the Northern Tenancy Residential Tenancies Act, if the tenancy is for a fixed term then both the landlord and the tenant would have to agree in writing to terminate it before the end of the term. The tenant is responsible for the rent until the end of the term unless the landlord agrees otherwise. If the tenancy is a periodic tenancy (for instance, running from month to month), the tenant must give 14 days' notice to terminate. If the landlord wants to terminate the tenancy, he/she is required to give 42 days' notice. The landlord may terminate a periodic tenancy with or without cause.

Q. If my flat needs repairs and I notify the landlord about it, how long do they have to fix the problem?

A. First off, even though written notice is not required unless it's in your lease, you should always give notice to your landlord or agent in writing. That way, you have a record of when it was given and what was requested. Once you have given notice the landlord has 5 days to either make repairs or notify you that repairs are being arranged, in which case they must be performed within 14 days after the landlord notifies you.

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