Ending Your Relationship With A Tenant Or Landlord? How To Do It Right.

Ending your relationship with a tenant or landlord?It is a busy time of year ahead with many ten­ants mov­ing in the next couple of months which is com­mon dur­ing this period. Here’s some inform­a­tion about end­ing the ten­ancy for those inter­ested. If your prop­erty is man­aged by our com­pany, we’ll take care of the pro­cesses involved, ensur­ing it is done cor­rectly. Other prop­erty investors in Seven Hills NSW are wel­come to con­tact us if you find you need man­age­ment assistance.

Notice and notice peri­ods: writ­ten notice must be given by either land­lord or ten­ant if a ten­ancy agree­ment is to be ended. The notice can be pos­ted or given per­son­ally. A notice can­not be stuck to or put under a door by the per­son send­ing the notice.

In the last 14 days of the fixed-term period of the agree­ment, either party can give 14 days notice to end the ten­ancy. This notice can be served up to and includ­ing the last day of the fixed term. Once the fixed-term period has ended ten­ants are required to give at least 21 days notice. The land­lord or agent must give the ten­ant at least 60 days notice.

If there is a breach of the ten­ancy agree­ment, a notice period of 14 days applies.

If the land­lord wants to sell the premises, the ten­ant may be asked to vacate the premises by the time the sale is final­ised. The land­lord must give the ten­ant at least 30 days writ­ten notice (after the con­tracts of sale have been entered into provided the con­tract states vacant pos­ses­sion). This only applies after the fixed-term has ended.

Break­ing the ten­ancy agree­ment early: if ten­ants want to end the ten­ancy agree­ment early they should give as much notice as pos­sible, prefer­ably in writing.

Break­ing an agree­ment can cost the Ten­ant as the land­lord can claim com­pens­a­tion for any loss suffered as a res­ult of the end­ing of a ten­ancy agree­ment early, how­ever the land­lord has a right to mit­ig­ate the ten­ant loss.

Leav­ing the premises: It is the tenant’s respons­ib­il­ity to leave the premises as near as pos­sible in the same con­di­tion, fair wear and tear excep­ted, as set out in the ori­ginal con­di­tion report.

If you uncer­tain what your rights are call us or altern­ately go the depart­ment of fair trade nsw website.

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Jhai is an award win­ning Inter­net Mar­ket­ing Real Estate Agent for Eld­ers Toongab­bie and Kings Langley. After run­ning his own inter­net mar­ket­ing busi­ness he has now set his own sites for the real estate industry. He observed that 90% of real estate agents did not know how to mar­ket them­selves online. Jhai is now fixed on one goal. To teach real estate agents that they can mar­ket online so much bet­ter than they cur­rently are.

Since then he has been con­sist­ently quoted in the Sydney Morn­ing Her­ald and Real Estate Busi­ness online. He is a reg­u­lar guest blog­ger on TheHomePage.com.au, shar­ing his expert­ise of mar­ket­ing aspects for the Real Estate Industry. His biggest pas­sions are his wife, mar­tial arts, dogs and most of all property.

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