Vacate Notice

Please click on the link below to download our office’s Notice to Vacate form.


Termination of the Tenancy Agreement

Your Residential Tenancy Agreement is a legal and binding contract, providing protection for both you and the Landlord.  You can terminate the Residential Tenancy Agreement in the following ways:

  •  If you intend to vacate at the end of your fixed term of your Residential Tenancy Agreement lease, you are required to give fourteen (14) days written notice
  •  If you intend to remain once the fixed term of your Residential Tenancy Agreement lease expires, you are at liberty to continue living at the property on a holding over basis. However, when you intend to vacate, written notice to that effect must be received by our office at least twenty-one (21) days prior the vacating date

There may present some unavoidable circumstance, where you have no option but to vacate prior to the expiration of your Residential Tenancy Agreement.  If this situation arises, immediately contact the Laing + Simmons Property Manager, who will try and re-let to another suitable tenant.  However, you will still be responsible for the rent until another suitable tenant is found, as well as the payment of a letting fee, an Agreement preparation fee and all advertising costs.

Please ensure that any other occupants of the property read this information sheet.


Vacating the property

Final Bond inspections cannot be carried out until ALL belongings have been removed and keys (ALL KEYS) returned.  Considerable time and unnecessary problems in returning your bond will be prevented by the following procedures: –


CARPETS/FLOORS: Carpets to be professionally cleaned.  All other floors to be mopped and left streak-free.

WALLS/DOORS: To be cleaned of all marks.

KITCHEN: All cupboards, shelves, drawers and benches to be cleaned inside and outside.  Stove, griller, oven and exhaust fans to be thoroughly cleaned of all residues.

BATHROOM: To be thoroughly cleaned with all mould and soap scum removed from tiles and grouting.  Ceiling mould must also be removed.  Toilets to be cleaned and the bathroom floors to be mopped.

CURTAINS/BLINDS: Clean venetian blinds and curtains.  Any curtains which have been taken down during your tenancy must be CLEAN and PRESSED then re-hung.

WINDOWS/SILLS: Windows and sills to be cleaned inside and outside where possible.

GARBAGE: All garbage, bottles and rubbish to be removed from the premises.  The Bond cannot be refunded if rubbish is left out waiting for collection.

GARAGE/ STOREROOM: The garage/storeroom and/or car space to be swept, cobwebs and grease marks removed.

LAWNS/GARDENS: Lawns are to be mowed, edges trimmed, & gardens must be weeded (this applies to townhouses and houses).

INCLUSIONS: Any furniture, curtains or other items included with the property MUST be returned to their original position.


Just a Reminder

Ensure that our office has your new address and phone number

You pay your rent until the vacating date by bank cheque or electronic funds transfer

Return ALL KEYS to this office including letterbox keys

Arrange disconnection of your telephone, electricity and gas supply

Re-direct all mail at the Post Office to your new address