Ending tenancy due to domestic violence

Tenants in circumstances of domestic violence are now able to end their tenancy by serving a termination notice, with relevant evidence, and vacating – see Domestic Violence – Ending your tenancy under the Residential Tenancies Act DV provisions and Factsheet 12: Domestic violence.

Evidence which needs to be attached to the notice:

You must attach ONE of the following to this notice to give it to the landlord, or their agent. You do not have to attach this evidence to the notice/s you give to any other co-tenants.

Copy and paste the template letter below or download a copy from the link above. Remember to substitute your details for the details contained in [square brackets].

[Your name]
[A safe postal address]


[Landlord’s or agent’s name]
[Landlord’s or agent’s address]

Dear...  [landlord/agent/co-tenant]

Domestic Violence Termination Notice
(Division 3A Residential Tenancies Act 2010)

As I am in domestic violence circumstances, I give notice that I shall cease to be a tenant of  

[Premises address]


[A date on or after this notice is given]

by serving this notice on you and vacating the premises.

Yours sincerely,

[Your name / signature]

Evidence document per s105C [see above for details of what must be attached]
The attached document and its contents are confidential (s105C(3))
The attached document must be stored and disposed of securely (s105C(4))