The tenant must also provide one evidence document of family and domestic violence. An evidence document can be any one of the following:
- Domestic Violence Order (includes Family Violence Restraining Order).
- A family court injunction or an application for a family court injunction.
- A copy of a prosecution notice or an indictment detailing a charge relating to family violence having been committed against you or your dependent.
- An official Consumer Protection Family violence report – Evidence form.
The official Consumer Protection Family violence report – Evidence form must be signed by a designated professional. This professional can be any of the following:
The 7 Day Notice
As the community housing provider, you cannot challenge the tenant(s)’ request to break the agreement if the notice and supporting evidence have been completed properly and provided with at least seven (7) days’ notice. If the documents are not completed properly you can appeal the termination notice in court.
A lesson chart showing the counting days to when a tenant terminated their interest in a lease on the grounds of family and domestic violence can be found here.
A perpetrator does not have to be named on the lease for a tenant to submit the termination notice and evidence form.