When one co-tenant decides to vacate and the other co-tenant still wants to continue renting, what processes should be followed?
According to the Real Estate Institute of Queensland, when more than one tenant has entered into a General Tenancy Agreement to rent a residential property in Queensland, the tenants will be considered jointly and severally liable for any breach of the agreement.
A process must be followed by the departing tenant in order to effectively shield themselves from any future claim against them for a breach of the agreement. In most circumstances, the tenancy will end by the written agreement of the parties, or by a co-tenant providing notice to leave.
The Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Act (2008) states that it is important that co-tenants are aware of their responsibilities before vacating the property.
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