Agreeing to end a tenancy early

You and your landlord can agree to end the tenancy early.
  • It is important to put the decision in writing.
  • This written notice should include any agreed costs, terms and conditions, and the date the tenancy is to end.
  • If you have a fi xed-term agreement but need to end your lease early, you should give written notice as soon as possible that you are leaving. Breaking a tenancy agreement may require you to pay compensation to your landlord.
  • Either party can apply to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) to end a tenancy early on the basis of hardship.