Ending a Tenancy Agreement the Right Way
Renters escape many of the responsibilities that come with owning a home however there is still a level
of responsibility that needs to be met. The tenancy agreement that is put in place outlines what is
expected of the tenants and this agreement should be adhered to at all times as failure to do so is a
breach of a legal contract.
When it comes to ending a tenancy agreement the correct procedure needs to be implemented to
ensure the best outcome for all parties. In an ideal situation, all matters relating to rental properties are
handled by a professional property management Sydney group such as Prudential Real Estate. Their
many years experience in the industry means the advice and management you receive is the very best
Reasons for ending a tenancy
There can be various reasons why there is a need to end a tenancy agreement. It may be that the
tenants are no longer able to afford the rent, they need to relocate for work or family reasons, they no
longer wish to reside on the property or their housing needs change, whatever the reason, a tenant
simply cannot just up and leave.
Who can end it and what can occur?
Either the tenant or property owner can end the agreement and written notice is required if the reason
is a valid one. If the tenant and property owner reach a mutual agreement to end the tenancy
agreement, whether early or when due to end, the law requires the agreement to be put in writing.
If the tenant requests to end the tenancy early without a good reason then they may be asked to pay
the rent even after they have vacated until a new tenant is in place. Each case however is different and
Prudential Real Estate will expertly guide both parties in what needs to be done.
Leaving the property
When the tenant/s leave the property they are required leave the property in the condition they found
it in, allowing for fair wear and tear, and follow the guidelines outlined in the tenancy agreement on
exiting the premises.
Generally it is expected that carpets are professionally cleaned, pest exterminations carried out and the
home is cleaned thoroughly throughout. Expectations can vary from owner to owner and it’s highly
recommended that you talk to your property manager if there is any confusion.
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