Renting

Ending a tenancy

There are new approved grounds for ending tenancies during COVID-19 emergency period. Changes have been made to when and why agreements can end due to the impact of COVID-19.  

New approved reasons for tenants to end a lease during the COVID-19 emergency period include: 

  • if the tenant believes they can no longer safely continue to occupy the rental property because they are experiencing domestic and family violence 
  • within the first seven days of moving into the rental property, the tenant finds the property is not in good repair 

Tenant gives notice of intention to leave 
 
Tenants may need to end their agreement during the COVID-19 pandemic. Changes have been made to when and why agreements can end due to COVID-19 impacts. 
 
Normal processes and grounds apply to ending agreements for reasons not related to COVID-19, except where specified. 

View the full list of notice periods for ending a tenancy