If You Abandon Premises

If the lessor, agent or provider believes that you have abandoned the premises, they can take steps to terminate your agreement. In rooming accommodation, if you abandon your room and the period for which you have paid rent has ended, your tenancy agreement automatically ends.

In residential tenancies, if the lessor or agent reasonably believes that the premises have been abandoned, they can either deliver an Abandonment Termination Notice to the premises, or can apply directly to the Tribunal for an order about abandonment.


Evidence the premises are abandoned includes; failure to pay rent, uncollected mail, disconnection of services, absence from the premises of household goods, failure to respond to Entry Notices and reports from neighbours the premises are abandoned.