Here's what you need to know.
The Residential Tenancies Act 1997 is explicit about how a tenancy ends. It can only occur when one of the parties to the tenancy agreement gives notice to the other.
If you want to vacate the property at the end of the tenancy agreement, or a date after the end of the lease, you must provide at least 28 days notification in writing of your intention to vacate and specify the date that you will leave the property.
Please note: Rent will be payable until the 28th day or until you remove all of your possessions from the property and return the keys to the Barry Plant office.
Rent will be charged until the day the keys are returned. Please allow 2 business days for a final inspection to be carried out.
Under extreme circumstances, a lease can be broken. There are penalties involved with this and at the end of the day the named tenant/s are ultimately responsible for the lease until a new and approved resident is found, a lease break fee and the cost of advertising.
Please refer to your lease for further information.
You will be provided with a Bond Claim Form, which will need to be fully completed and signed by all tenants who signed the original Bond Lodgement form.
As long as there are no issues with the property, you will usually be able to obtain your bond refund from the Residential Tenancies Bond Authority (RTBA) within 5 days of returning the signed Bond Claim form to the Barry Plant office.