Moving Out Process
There are several ways to ‘move out’ of the property.
- Move out at completion of your lease (required to provide Form 13 Notice of Intention to leave at least two (2) weeks prior to vacate date)
- Move out in middle of lease (break lease – please note the penalties for doing this)
- Move out at completion of your lease as per the Notice to Leave provided by the property manager (at least 60 days’ notice given).
If you wish to move out at the completion of your lease, you are required to submit the RTA Form 13 – Notice of Intention to Leave to the property manager at least two (2) weeks prior to the lease end date. Failure to provide the property manager with the required minimum two (2) weeks’ notice may result in penalties as per the legislated requirements.
If you wish to move out during the term of your lease you are required to submit the RTA Form 13 – Notice of Intention to Leave to the property manager. Upon receipt of this form a replacement tenant will be sought to take over the lease however, if you are breaking the lease, please be aware that you must continue to pay the rent until a suitable tenant is found and takes over your lease agreement. You will also be required to pay the marketing costs and the let fee.
At times an owner may decide not to offer a lease renewal and the property manager will issue you with the RTA Form 12 – Notice to Leave no less than 60 days from the lease end date.
Please note that once a tenant issues the property manager with the RTA Form 13 – Notice of Intention to Leave, it is difficult to withdraw this form, particularly if a replacement tenant has already been found. In the event that you do change your mind about moving out, please contact your Property Manager as soon as possible. If marketing has already commenced, you may be required to pay the fees for this even if you change your mind.