Termination Without Grounds

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Fixed-term agreement The landlord cannot end your agreement without grounds before the last day of the fixed term. If the agreement does not terminate at the end of the term, it automatically becomes a periodic agreement. If the landlord does not want your tenancy to continue after the fixed term, they must give you at least 30 days notice including the last day of the term.

If the landlord applies for a termination order, the Consumer Trader and Tenancy Tribunal must terminate the agreement. Periodic agreement The landlord can end the agreement by giving 90 days notice. If the landlord applies for a termination order, the Consumer Trader and Tenancy Tribunal must terminate the agreement.

Long-term tenancy

If the landlord applies for a termination order when:

  • You have been in continual possession of the same premises for 20 years or more, and
  • You had a fixed-term agreement which has expired the Consumer Trader and Tenancy Tribunal  can consider the circumstances of the case and decide whether or not to make the order.

If the Consumer Trader and Tenancy Tribunal  decides to make the order, it must give you at least 90 days to vacate the premises.

Periodic agreement

You can end a period agreement at any time by giving a 21-day termination notice.

Ending your tenancy as a co-tenant

As a co-tenant, you can end your tenancy under a periodic agreement by giving a 21-day termination notice to the landlord and each other co-tenant.

You cease to be a tenant under the tenancy agreement once you vacate the premises by the date in the notice. Also see: Share housing.

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Information supplied courtesy of the Tenants Union of NSW

Further information and advice for NSW tenants can be sourced from www.tenants.org.au