When tenants of any property sign a lease and pay a bond it is considered a promissory note that they are going to uphold their portion of the lease and that damages incurred during their rental period will be paid for at the end of their stay. Sometimes when two people are a part of a lease, but one of the two decides they want to move out, and a new roommate may need to be found. When this happens it is important to either seek a new tenancy or create a change of tenants.
By Brisbane real estate standards, any tenant should notify their landlord of a change in tenants. It is part of most rental agreements that new tenants residing on the premises without the permission of the landlord can be grounds to evict both the original and new tenant. For that reason, as a tenant it is important to follow all the legalities involved when tenants are changing, regardless of what the status of the bond is. Read more