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Moving Out

If you are intending to vacate the property, the more notice you provide the better. There is more information below on how to terminate your tenancy.

During the last few weeks of your tenancy, we may require access to take photographs for advertising purposes, and to hold viewings for potential tenants. Mutually suitable times will be arranged with you.

Termination of Tenancy

Periodic tenancies can be terminated with 21 days’ notice supplied to the office in writing. Extra time for service of the notice must be added – this varies depending on the method of service. Please see this link – http://www.dbh.govt.nz/tenancy-ask-a-question-serving-notices –  or call your property manager for more information.

Fixed term tenancy agreements can only be terminated by one of the following ways:

  • If you intend to vacate at the end of your fixed term tenancy, you are required to give 21 days’ written notice prior to the expiry of your fixed term lease (plus added time for service of the notice.) You cannot give notice to vacate more than 90 days before the expiry of your fixed term tenancy.
  • You may be offered an extension of your fixed term, generally within the last three months of the expiry of your fixed term lease. If you are not offered an extension, and neither you nor we give notice to terminate, the tenancy will become periodic after the expiry of the fixed term lease.
  • If you find yourself in a position where unforeseen circumstances mean you want to end the fixed term early, please contact the office or your property manager immediately. In this situation we will discuss your circumstances with the owner of the property, and will endeavour to find a new tenant to take over the tenancy (should the owner approve). There is a fixed term break fee of $140.00 including GST payable if the owner agrees to allow us to advertise for a new tenant. This covers advertising costs, administration costs and credit check costs for potential new tenants.

Tenant Vacating Acknowledgement

When your tenancy is coming to an end for whatever reason, you will be provided with a letter stating the end date of the tenancy, the total amount of rent owing to the end of your tenancy, and advice on the process that takes place at the end of a tenancy. This letter also comes with a cleaning guide.

Cleaning

Cleanliness of the property is your responsibility and if, at the end of the tenancy, the property is not left reasonably clean and tidy, professional cleaners will be used at your cost. Please use the checklist provided with your vacate letter as a guide. This will help you to make sure that you do not miss anything.

Bond

A final inspection will be conducted after your tenancy has come to an end. You will be informed of any issues identified at the final inspection, such as cleaning required or damage that is not considered fair wear and tear. You will not be given the opportunity to re-enter the property to remedy these issues, as you no longer have a legal right to be at the property. The cost to remedy any issues will be deducted from your bond.