Legal reasons tenants can break a lease

A tenant who breaks their lease without a legal reason, is essentially abandoning their tenancy.

The legal reasons for terminating a lease, can vary slightly across each state and territory and generally, tenants need to access a tribunal for an order.

Here are some of the common legal reasons that will allow for early termination of a tenancy:

• Undue & significant hardship

• Premises has become uninhabitable, destroyed or unfit for human habitation

• Breach or repeated breaches by the landlord

• Death of the tenant

• If a current or previous occupant is prohibited from accessing the property because of domestic violence (this may vary from State to State)


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Jason Gwerder
Tuesday, 30 July 2019

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