There are certain steps which happen when you are vacating your rental.
The first is moving is always a stressful time so we will always try to make the experience as stress free as possible.
The start of the process is when the tenant gives us notice in writing that they are going to vacate the property. This is either for moving out at the end of their lease or breaking their lease (see below). If they intend to leave at the end of their tenancy agreement they must give us 2 weeks’ notice. If the landlord would like to have the property vacant they must give 2 months’ notice.
Upon receipt of the notice to leave we will issue the tenant with a vacate date. Then the tenant has to make sure all their belongings have been removed and the property been brought back to the same cleaning standard agreed to before they entered the property. The tenant is responsible for rent until the properties keys are handed back and satisfactory agreement to the exit.
The tenant will be given an exit condition report to fill out. We have made a checklist you can download to make sure you get the cleaning right the first time. If the property is not left in a satisfactory condition we will then hire cleaners to clean on your behalf and deduct the fee from your bond.
The agreed bond amount will be then refunded to the tenant, which will be done inside 14 days from vacate. If there is a dispute to the bond refund then the RTA is involved for dispute resolution for both parties.
If you are breaking your lease you are liable to pay the rent for the property until the new tenant moves in. Also the letting fee of 1 week’s rent + GST, smoke alarm cleaning and advertising the property.
If you are looking to break your lease please fill out the form.