Vacating The Property
Notice in Writing
When you intend to vacate the property, in all instances we require your notice in writing on a Form 13 (Notice of Intention to Leave). The notice can either be delivered to the office or emailed.
Ending a Fixed Term
If you are leaving at the end of your current fixed term lease, we require at least 14 days notice in writing. Please note that this amount of notice needs to commence when we have received your notice, not when it was posted. It must be signed by all tenants, otherwise the notice will not commence until all tenants have signed.
Ending a Non-Fixed (Periodic) Term
If you are leaving on a non-fixed term (periodic) lease, we require at least 2 weeks’ notice in writing on a Form 13. Please note that this amount of notice needs to commence when we have received your notice, not when it was posted to us. It must be signed by all tenants, otherwise the notice will not commence until all tenants have signed.
Breaking your Lease
A “Lease Break” situation occurs when you, during the fixed term tenancy, wish to vacate the property prior to the lease expiry date. Should you find yourself in this position you should notify your Property Manager by completing a Form 13. Please refer to Clause 7 of your General Tenancy Agreement which will explain what fees you will be liable to pay as a result.
What Happens Next?
Once your notice of intention to leave has been processed by the Property Manager, you will receive confirmation in writing of the vacate date and details of any outstanding rent or other unpaid accounts. Prior to your vacate date you will receive a phone call from your Property Manager to make an appointment to attend a Pre Vacating meeting At this meeting you will be given details of any outstanding rent or other unpaid accounts and further information with regards to your obligations when vacating the property.
Access to Release the Property
As per the General Tenancy Agreement, you are required to provide reasonable access to the property in order for the landlord to secure new tenants. Your Property Manager will contact you to discuss suitable times to do so.
The Final Inspection
Only once the property has been fully vacated, cleaned and grounds made ready with keys returned to the office can we commence our final inspection. It is important to note that if a final inspection time has been made and you are aware that you will not be fully ready for the inspection, please call us as soon as possible to rearrange another time.
You are welcome to be present during the final inspection or simply to return ALL of the keys (plus any copies you made during the tenancy) to the office by close of business on the vacate date.
Getting Your Bond Back Quickly- Criteria
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:
a) Rent -any outstanding rent is paid promptly. Please note that it is against the tenancy legislation for you to withhold rent at the end of your tenancy with the intention for this to be deducted from the bond. Your rent must be paid in full, leaving your bond intact
b) Property Ready - the property is cleaned, carpets professionally cleaned and grounds returned to their ingoing condition. Please follow the final vacating guide – available for download. The property must also pass the final inspection conducted your Property Manager.
c) Outstanding Accounts - please ensure that any monies outstanding like water, any damages, compensation amounts and break lease fees are paid at the time of vacate.
d) Keys - ensure that all keys, remote controls etc have been returned.