Breaking a Fixed Term Agreement

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When you sign a fixed term agreement, you agree to rent the place for an agreed minimum period. In most cases, the lessor, agent or provider can only ask you to leave during a fixed term agreement if you have seriously breached the agreement.

Your lessor, agent or provider must follow the correct process to end the agreement. If you are given a Notice to Leave for unremedied breach and move out before the end of the agreement, the lessor, agent or provider can seek financial compensation from you for their reasonable costs to re-let the premises. This could include the cost of advertising, a re-letting fee and compensation for lost rent.

In most cases, you can only be given a Notice to Leave during a fixed term agreement if you fail to remedy a serious breach the agreement.

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Information supplied courtesy of the Tenants Union of Queensland Inc

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