Ending a tenancy agreement - Termination by tenant
The tenant can terminate the tenancy agreement by giving the landlord 2 days written notice in accordance with section 101 of the Act in the following circumstances:
- if access to the premises has not been available for more than 3 days because of flooding; or
- if continued occupation of the premises is a threat to the health or safety of the tenant or members of the public or a threat to the safety of the landlord's property; or
- if the premises have become uninhabitable.
PERIODIC TENANCY - NO GROUNDS REQUIRED FOR TERMINATION
The tenant may terminate a periodic tenancy by giving 14 days notice in accordance with section 101.
IF PUBLIC HOUSING FOUND
If a tenant is offered accommodation from Territory Housing under the Housing Act, the tenancy may be terminated by giving 14 days notice to the landlord (in accordance with section 101), provided the tenant:
- had applied for housing under the Housing Act before entering into the tenancy agreement; and
- had advised the landlord of the application before signing the tenancy agreement.