If a lessor wishes to terminate a lease for any of these reasons, they must first contact Consumer Affairs Victoria, which can refer the application to VCAT. Instead of breaking your lease, it may be easier to hand over or “transfer” your lease to another tenant. However, this is not always the simplest option, since you need to get the agreement of the lessor, update the lease and arrange the transfer of the loan so that you cannot answer for the other tenant. The landlord may also charge you in writing for the reasonable costs of preparing a contract, but they cannot pay for the establishment of a new lease with new tenants. The tables below list the reasons why a lessor may terminate a lease, either before the end of the lease (Table 1) or when the lease ends (Table 2). The contract can also be terminated by the landlord or tenant (see below). If you`re not sure which option is best for you, seek legal advice. See housing and rental assistance. You can apply for a contract to end the current lease or get a new lease. Assignment and subletting Breach of the lessor`s obligation Defence of a landlord`s right to compensation Termination of a rental agreement Domestic violence and your rental relationship Withdrawal of your loan If you want to leave If you have a fixed-term rental agreement (rental agreement) and you want to move before the expiry of the duration of the period, you may be able to terminate your lease in one of the following ways. You need to be careful, as some methods of termating a lease can result in costs. (a) pay the rent until the property is re-leased by the lessor to an approved lessee or continue to pay the rent until the expiry of the fixed-term contract, whichever happens first.
If you are a tenant or another person who lives in a rented property and is not mentioned in the rental agreement, you can contact VCAT if you have suffered personal or family violence at the part of a tenant mentioned in the contract. To terminate your rental agreement before the expiry of the fixed term for any of the above breaches of the landlord, you must take certain steps. For each of these reasons, a tenant can follow to his lessor a notification of intention to evict with a period of 14 days using the form “Notification to the owner of the rented premises” with a period of 14 days. Customers do not need to apply to VCAT to end the rental. There are other reasons why a tenant may terminate a temporary lease agreement, but they may have to pay a fee to the lessor if they break the lease. For more information on termination of a rental agreement, please contact Consumer Affairs Victoria. From 29 March 2020, tenants in financial difficulty will no longer be invited to be evicted by a landlord. Owners may, in certain circumstances, terminate the rental agreement by order of the Civil and Administrative Court of Victorian (VCAT). . . .