When you are ending your tenancy with Amélie Housing, there are different ways and requirements in each state to give your notice and successfully complete your tenancy.
Ending a tenancy is called terminating a tenancy.
Each state, territory and jurisdiction requires a specific approach to terminating a tenancy.
In South Australia, the government sets out information on legal requirements for terminating a tenancy
- Tenants breaching a lease agreement
- Issuing a breach notice
- Working out dates for notices
- Serious release from a lease
Giving notice on a tenancy
In the Australian Capital Territory, the government sets out information on the legal requirements for landlords and tenants is found in the publication The Renting Book. You can download The Renting Book here
Giving notice to terminate your tenancy
If you wish to end your tenancy with Amélie Housing, you must give notice in writing and follow the Ending a Tenancy procedure outlined in your tenancy information pack.
Ending a tenancy means you must:
- Give notice in writing that you are terminating the tenancy
- Arrange for the property keys to be returned to Amélie Housing
- Leave the property in a reasonably clean state, minus fair wear and turn
- Attend an end of tenancy inspection
- Pay any outstanding rent or other charges
- Complete a Bond Claim form, if you are eligible to claim your bond back
In NSW, you can find more information about giving notice to terminate your tenancy from Tenants NSW, in their You Want to Leave factsheet
In the ACT, you can find information on terminating a tenancy and your legal rights and responsibilities on the Tenants’ Union fact sheet, Ending a Tenancy and Breaking a Lease
Breaches of tenancy
Sometimes formal action is taken to end tenancies due to tenant breaches of their Residential Tenancy Agreement in each state or territory. Please see our Ending a Tenancy Policy for how tenancy breaches are handled and managed.
Actions that can lead to immediate breaching of tenancy includes any form of actual violence or reasonable fear of violence.
Amélie Housing will take protective action to ensure the safety and well-being of the tenant, other residents, neighbours and staff immediately, prior to any investigation.
Violence may include physical assault, sexual assault, emotional or psychological abuse, intimidation, harassment, sexual harassment, threats and stalking or self-harm, by tenants, members of their household or their visitors.
Neighbour disputes are managed through access to support, mediation and conflict management. Serious neighbour issues known are known as antisocial behaviour.
Any antisocial behaviour that results in acts of intimidation or violence, and any illegal behaviour will lead to termination of tenancy. Police will also be notified.
For more information on how to be a good neighbour and how Amélie Housing aims to reduce, manage and respond to neighbourhood disputes and antisocial behaviour please see the Establishing and Maintaining Tenancy policy