Formal notice to vacate your property must be submitted to our office in writing. The form can be downloaded below. There are certain standards regarding the condition the property is to be left in when you vacate. It is expected that you will leave the property in equal condition to when you first moved in. If you are unsure, refer to your condition report for a detailed description of each room or contact us for advice. You can download our Cleaning Checklist below. Also depending on your circumstances you may be required to give up to 21 days notice or pay additional fees. Read on for more information.
If you want to end your tenancy when the fixed term period of the agreement is due to run out, you will need to give 14 days notice. This notice can be given up to and including the last day of the fixed term.
If you want to end your tenancy after the fixed term has ended (and you have not signed another lease) you will need to give at least 21 days notice. This notice can be given at any time and does not have to coincide with your rent payment cycle. You must pay rent up until and including the day your notice ends, you vacate the property and return the keys.
If you are still within the fixed term of your agreement and your circumstances change requiring you to leave before carrying out the full term you will be required to pay a break lease fee. The amount depends on how far into the term you are at the time of vacating.
Once you have paid your break lease fee in full you are free to vacate immediately and no further notice is required.
If you are coming to the end of your lease agreement and you are not interested in moving house you have a few options available to you.
If you would like to sign another fixed term agreement, contact our office prior to the end of your current agreement. You will need to decide how long you would like to resign for, we offer 6 month and 12 month terms. Once your new agreement has been prepared we will contact you to let you know. Come in to our office and sign then new documents and your property is secured again until the end of the term. If you choose this option, please be aware that the same break lease conditions apply as for your initial agreement.
If you are happy where you are for the time being but don’t wish to be locked into another agreement you are welcome to stay on a continuous week-to-week basis. This means you will not be held by a fixed term period however if you do decide to leave you will be required to give 21 days notice.
We hope your property will be a comfortable home for you and your family, however if something does go wrong you will need to contact our office so we can arrange for the problem to be rectified as soon as possible. When you are reporting a repair you will need to provide us with as many details as possible so we can ensure the job is allocated to the correct tradespeople. If you encounter and urgent repair after hours you may contact the emergency repairs phone number 4821 7007. An urgent repair includes, but is not limited to, a serious roof leak, a gas leak or a dangerous electrical fault. A full list of urgent repairs can be found on the NSW Fair Trading Website.