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Vacating your property

Depending on the type of tenancy you are currently in will depend on the notice period that is required for vacating.

End of fixed term tenancy;

You are legally obligated to provide us with 28 days written notice prior to your fixed term tenancy ending. Should you be offered a lease renewal to extend on and you are fully aware that you will not be renewing, we ask that you provide us with as much notice as possible. If we do not receive the 28 days notice to vacate in time, we may have to issue you with a non-renewal of lease to protect the landlords best interest. We ask that you communicate with your property manager regarding this.

Periodic lease tenancy;

A periodic lease is an open ended lease where either party (landlord or tenant) can provide notice to vacate at any stage. An owner is required to give 60-90 days written notice (depending on the reason) to the tenant to end the periodic agreement, and a tenant is required to give 21 days written notice to vacate the premises.
Click here to view the Form 3 Notice of Termination for a landlord to serve.
Click here to view the Form 5 Notice of Termination for a tenant to serve.

Breaking a fixed term tenancy;

If you are on a fixed term lease agreement and need to vacate before the expiry of the lease then we recommend notifying us as soon as possible. We will require confirmation of vacating in writing, with a final date that keys will be handed back to our office – we are unable to commence our reletting process without this date. Once all this is discussed and we have sought the landlords instructions to relet, we will commence marketing and be in contact with you on the plan for open inspections.
When ending a fixed term tenancy early, three are costs associated with this that are the tenants responsibility. This includes;

  • loss of rent until the property is relet
  • portion of advertising costs
  • portion of reletting costs – letting fee charged to the landlord by the agent

Refer to the Consumer and Business Services website here for more information on how this is calculated and charged.

The tenant will also be responsible for the upkeep of the property and gardens until the new tenant lease commences, and can be liable for paying the difference of any rent reductions for the remainder of the tenancy term.
This time can be very daunting and confusing for tenants, we are here to help you throughout the process so please reach out to your property manager for any queries you may have.

Please complete the vacating form below if you are commencing the vacate process;

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