NSW Terminate property management contract while there is no tenant

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  1. JasonPM

    JasonPM Member

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    My previous tenant just moved out and I am looking for a new property manager. The contract I signed with the current PM states a 30-day notice period. However, this new PM advised that there is no notice period required when the property is vacant. May I know whether this is true? Also when signing a new contract is 30-day notice period reasonable?
     
  2. Michael Mitchell

    Michael Mitchell Property Manager Business Member

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    Has anyone ever heard of a PM successfully claiming compensation from a Lessor through xCAT for breach of termination period in the Appointment to Act?
     
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    thatbum Well-Known Member

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    I haven't, but where I've seen lessor breaches in the past, most PM agencies seem pretty reluctant in general to make a claim against the lessor.

    But it might still be a breach of contract.
     
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  4. Hayley Cannon

    Hayley Cannon Well-Known Member

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    In NSW I have only ever come across 1 agent who tried to charge/enforce the notice period while vacant. You should be fine to change
     
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  5. Hayley Cannon

    Hayley Cannon Well-Known Member

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    No never in my experience - for the 30-90days management fees it really wouldn't be worth it
     
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  6. Mel Morgan

    Mel Morgan Sydney Property Manager Business Member

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    30 days is quite common and reasonable, anything more is unncessary.
     
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  7. Tom Rivera

    Tom Rivera Property Manager Business Member

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    Which state- QLD?
     
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