Notice to Vacate

If you are intending to vacate the property you are leasing, you are required to provide notice of this to your property manager and landlord. The lease you have signed will determine the type of notice you will need to give.

If you have signed a non-fixed term (periodical) lease, we require you give a full 21 days notice in writing. However, if your rent is paid monthly, one calendar month’s notice is necessary.

On the other hand, if you are on a fixed term lease, it is expected that you give the maximum amount of notice possible to ensure we have enough time to schedule in your final inspection and that the landlord has enough time to find new tenants. Additionally, we will contact you at least a month before your end of lease date to clarify if you are staying or not.

Breaking your lease

If you are on a fixed term agreement and find you need to vacate prior to the expiry of your lease, your property manager must be notified in writing as soon as possible with you intended vacating date. Following this, we will contact you to arrange advertising and times to bring potential tenants through the property for inspections.

As your lease agreement should state, you will still be responsible for the following after vacating the property:

  • paying rent until a new tenant moves in
  • paying advertising subject to government guidelines and the Residential Tenancies Act once the property is vacated
  • paying a portion of two weeks letting fee, also subject to government guidelines and the Residential Tenancies Act
  • maintaining the property and gardens until the new tenancy commences (unless otherwise stated).

Rest assured that we will do everything in our power to quickly find a suitable tenant to minimise your costs. But please note, we cannot begin the re-letting process until you have provided a vacating date.