Moving from one property to another can be one of the most stressful times in a person’s life. Hopefully the information below will help you in clarifying  your rights and obligations as a tenant when vacating a premises.

The vacating process begins when a tenant advises a Landlord, in writing, that he wishes to leave the premises or when a Landlord issues a termination notice to the tenant.

If a tenant intends to leave when their tenancy contract expires, they are required to provide at least 14 day notice, if the lease term has not yet expired. If the lease has already expired, then the tenant is required to give 21 days written notice.

In the same situation, a landlord is required to provide 30 days notice if the lease has not yet expired and 90 days notice if the lease has expired.

Once adequate notice has been given, a tenant will be issued with a vacate date. This is the latest date that a vacating tenant is able to return the keys to Vogue Real Estate Australia Pty Ltd. A tenant is also required to have all their property out from the property and have left the property in good order. You are required to pay rent until this date, regardless of whether you occupy it in the final days or not.

Tenants are required to complete an exit condition report upon leaving a property. If the property is not left in a respectable condition, we will hire professional cleaners at your expense, this cost will be deducted from your bond.

If the agent and tenant agree on the bond to be refunded, they will together submit a bond refund request form. Once this is complete, you will be refunded the agreed amount as directed by the form. If the tenant and agent disagree on the return of the bond, you may file a dispute to the Office of Fair Trading in NSW Alternatively, your property manager will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

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