What are the consequences if I need to break my lease?

If a tenant ends the agreement early without grounds (also known as a break lease) they are responsible for compensation and/or remaining rent until an end date in the agreement is reached. In most cases this includes continuing to pay rent and any other charges in accordance with the existing agreement, until another suitable tenant is found. The re-letting fee of one week’s rent plus GST* and the smoke alarm inspection fee are charged to the tenant.

If you need to break your lease we recommend speaking to your Rent Star property manager as soon as possible to help minimise your expenses.

*This fee is not rent and therefore not GST exempt and the tenant pays the GST component of the re-letting fee.

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