Prepare notices to serve on your tenant or your landlord with these downloadable template Landlord and Tenant Notice Forms for Tasmania.
Q. How much notice must be given by either party to terminate a tenancy?
A. Under Tasmania laws, if the tenancy is a fixed period lease, the owner cannot terminate the tenancy before the end of the lease unless the tenant is in breach of a condition of the lease. If the owner does not wish to renew or extend a fixed period lease, they must serve the tenant with a Notice to Vacate at least 42 days (but not more than 60 days) before the lease ends.
If the tenancy is a non-fixed-term lease, the tenancy can be ended by a Notice to Vacate in any of the following circumstances:
the tenant and owner agree to end the lease,
the tenant gives the owner at least 14 days’ notice that they are moving out,
the owner gives the tenant at least 14 days’ notice because the tenant has breached the lease or caused a substantial nuisance,
the owner gives the tenant at least 42 days’ notice that the property is to be sold, significantly renovated, used as a residence by a member of the owner’s family, or no longer used as a rental property,
a magistrate issues a Court order to end a lease or the property is being foreclosed, in which case at least 60 days’ notice must be given to the tenant.
Q. How much can a landlord increase the rent in Tasmania?
A. The Tasmania Residential Tenancy Act 1997 provides that rent can only be increased after the landlord has given the tenant at least 60 days' written notice. The notice must state the amount of the increase, and the date when the increase will take effect. The rent cannot be increased more than once in any 12-month period.