Ending your tenancy
Ending a Fixed Term Lease Agreement
If you are leaving at the end of your current fixed-term lease, you are required to give at least 28 days notice in writing via email or post. Please note that this amount of notice will commence when we have received your notice, not from when it was posted.
Once we receive your notice of intention to vacate, your property manager will contact you to confirm and explain the process moving forward. You will be advised in writing of any rent owing up until your vacate date and any other outstanding invoices associated with your tenancy. Your Property Manager will also discuss suitable times to access to the property in order for us to secure a new tenant.
Ending a Non-Fixed Agreement (Periodic)
If you are leaving at the end of your current periodic lease, you are required to give at least 21 days notice in writing via email or post. Please note that this amount of notice needs to commence when we have received your notice, not from when it was posted.
The Final Inspection
Only once the property has been fully vacated, cleaned and grounds made ready with keys returned to our office, can we commence our final inspection. You are welcome to be present during the final inspection or simply return ALL of the keys (plus any copies you made during the tenancy) to the office by no later than 9:30am the following morning of your vacate date.
Getting Your Bond Back
At the end of your tenancy, you will no doubt want your bond refunded quickly after you vacate. For your full bond to be paid quickly, you will need to ensure the following:
- Rent - any outstanding rent is paid promptly.
- Outstanding Accounts - please ensure that any monies outstanding such as water, repairs/damages, break lease fees (if applicable), etc. are paid promptly.
- Property Ready - the property is clean and gardens/grounds returned to their ingoing condition as at the start of the tenancy. A final cleaning guide will be provided to help you to maximise your bond refund. The property must pass the final inspection conducted by our Agency.
- Keys - ensure that all keys, remote controls, etc have been returned to our office.