What do you need to think about when a tenancy comes to an end? One of our houses learns about how far ahead tenants and landlord need to give notice, and how to get their bond back.

If you want to end your tenancy, it's important to understand the rules for giving notice.

What you need to know if a tenant or landlord changes, or if the house is sold.

A fixed-term tenancy only lasts for the set amount of time on the tenancy agreement. It can be renewed or extended if the landlord and tenant agree.

The landlord or tenant can’t give notice to end a fixed-term tenancy early. However there are some options available if landlords or tenants want to do this.

When a tenancy’s coming to an end, both landlords and tenants can help things go smoothly before and on the final day of the tenancy. 

When you serve notice, you can deliver it by hand or send it to the other person. You should allow time for the notice to be delivered.

Sometimes a tenant moves out without giving the correct notice, or leaves goods behind. If this happens you need to know what you can do about it and what processes you need to follow.

Subletting is usually where the tenant moves out of the house they're renting and on-rents the house to someone else, such as for a residential tenancy or for a short term holiday purpose.