Tenant Info


7. What do I have to do if I want to move out?


If you are named as tenant to an existing residential tenancy agreement along with one or more other individuals and you wish to move out but the other tenants wish to remain at the property the following process applies: All tenants must submit a written request to the landlord’s agent consenting to the amendment to the tenancy. A change of shared tenancy arrangement must be signed in relation to the rental bond. Those who wish to stay at the property must recognise that they become entirely liable for the obligations under the terms of the residential tenancy agreement. The individual wishing to be removed from the agreement and vacate the property understands that they relinquish all rights to the property as the tenant. They would return their keys either to the remaining tenants or the agent.

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8. What happened if the owner of my rental wants to sell?


If your landlord wishes to sell the property you are renting you will receive formal notification from the listing agent informing you that the property is going on the market for sale. If the property is sold to an owner occupier then you will be given 30 days’ notice from the date contracts exchange on the property. If an investor buys the property you are renting you may not be required to move at all. Landlords and tenants right with regard to the sale of a rental property are detail in the residential tenancy agreement under section 20.

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9. What happens if I break my lease?


As per the special conditions of your residential tenancy agreement if you wish to vacate the property during the fixed term of the lease, this will require breaking your lease. There are financial penalties for breaking a lease as there can be significant cost to the property owner. You are required to pay the landlords costs to re let the property being one weeks rent plus GST, lease preparation fee of $33.00 as well as weekly rent until the commencement date of a new tenancy. For further information about the process please contact the property management department via email.

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10. How much notice do I have to give to vacate?


How much notice you are required to give depends on your lease agreement. If you are in a fixed term agreement and wish to vacate when it expires you are only required to give 14 days notice IN WRITING. If you are in a periodic tenancy, that is week to week, then you are required to give 21 days notice IN WRITING. Your notice commences the day after you provide a VALID notice to vacate to the landlords agent. Steve Bates Real Estate can provide you with a standard form on request.

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