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WA Terminating Lease Question

Discussion in 'Property Management' started by chibs, 16th Aug, 2016.

  1. chibs

    chibs Active Member

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    Hi all,

    I am currently self managing. We have a fixed term contract that will expire at the end of this month. The tenants hinted in an email that they might terminate between now and the end of the lease. Does this mean I'm entitled to a 30 days of notice not to renew the agreement ? So if they terminate tomorrow, even though the contract expires 2 weeks from now, legally I'm entitled to 30 days of rent ?

    First time handling termination, I thought normally they ought to let landlords know at least 30 days before contract expiry.
     
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  2. Colin Rice

    Colin Rice Mortgage Broker Australia Wide Business Member

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    @chibs - correct, they must give 30 days notice to end a fixed lease and 21 if periodical.
     
  3. thatbum

    thatbum Well-Known Member

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    Its a 30 day notice required to terminate at the end of a fixed term - which can be given any time before the end of the fixed term.. Does that make sense?
     
  4. chibs

    chibs Active Member

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    Ah alright that makes sense. So if they notify in writing before the end date of a fixed term lease, it's 30 days notice. I somehow interpreted it differently. Thanks guys :)