Ending the Tenancy for a Legally Specified Reason

You can end your tenancy:

  • on the ground that the landlord has breached the tenancy agreement
  • because you would suffer undue hardship if the tenancy continued
  • because the premises have become unusable
  • on a prescribed ‘extraordinary’ ground (such as because of domestic violence)
  • on the ground that the landlord has increased the rent when you have a ‘long-term’ fixed-term tenancy agreement of more than 2 years.

If you want to end your tenancy this way, you will have to:

  • give the landlord/agent a written termination notice with the appropriate notice period (see below), and/or
  • apply to the Consumer, Trader and Tenancy

Tribunal (CTTT) for a termination order.
A termination order ends the tenancy and specifies the day by which you must give the landlord vacant possession.