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EATS fact sheets on breaking your lease early
General overview of the matters that tenants should consider when thinking of leaving their leases before the end of the fixed term.
Leaving early because of landlord's breach of the agreement
Leaving early because the landlord has put the premises on the market without informing the tenant at the start of the lease, or because the tenant was offered a place in social or aged care housing.
Leaving early because the agreement has been frustrated.
Leaving early with the landlord's agreement
Landlords and tenants have to genuinely try to minimise their own losses.
Tenant applies to the Tribunal to end the agreement early because of hardship.
Tenant leaves early by giving notice after landlord's breach.