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Communtity Law Manual | Tenancy & housing | Moving out: When and how tenancies end

Moving out: When and how tenancies end


Residential Tenancies Act 1986, ss 50, 60A

A tenancy usually ends in the following ways:

  • if it’s a “periodic” tenancy (one that runs indefinitely), it ends by you or the landlord giving the necessary amount of notice
  • if it’s a fixed-term tenancy, it ends by the tenancy reaching the agreed end date.

The Tenancy Tribunal can also make an order ending a tenancy in some cases – for example, if you’re three weeks or more behind in the rent.

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