Giving notice to vacate

How to give notice to leave a rental property

The notice required will depend on the type of lease you have signed. If you wish to vacate the property on a non-fixed term (periodical) lease, you are required to give a full 30 days notice in writing, or one calender month if your rent is paid monthly.

We always ask that if you are on a fixed term lease you give the maximum amount of notice possible so we can schedule in your final inspection date and time, and give the landlord plenty of time to re-let the property. We will also contact you at least a month before your end of lease date to check whether you are staying or not.

breaking your lease

If you are on a fixed term lease agreement and need to vacate the property before the expiry of the lease, you must notify your property manager in writing as soon as possible advising of your intending vacating date. We will then be in contact with you to discuss the advertising and times available to show prospective new tenants through the property.

As per your lease agreement you will be responsible for the following:

  • payment of rent until a new tenancy commences
  • once the property is vacant, you will be responsible to pay advertising subject to government guidlines and the Residential Tenancies Act
  • pay a portion of two weeks letting fee, subject to government guidelines and the Residential Tenancies Act
  • ongoing maintenance of the property and gardens (if specified in your lease agreement) until the new tenant’s lease commences

Please be assured that we will do everything we can to find a suitable tenant as quickly as possible to help minimise your cost, but please note we require a vacating date in order to begin the re-letting process.

The Notice of Intention to Leave form can be found here.