A. If the tenancy agreement is a fixed term agreement, the tenancy ends on the date stated in the agreement. However, the tenancy can be terminated earlier by mutual consent between the tenant and the rental provider. Otherwise, the tenant must give 28 days' written notice of intention to vacate if they do not wish to renew the lease at the end of the fixed term. If the tenant does not give notice, the fixed-term agreement becomes a month-to-month agreement at the end of the term.
If the tenancy is a period tenancy (e.g. month to month), the renter must give the rental provider at least 28 days' written notice. There are some special circumstances provided in the amended Regulations which only require 14 days' written notice.
Under the Victoria Residential Tenancies Amendment Regulations 2021, a rental provider must provide a valid reason for terminating a rental agreement, such as sale, change of use or demolition of the rental property, or the rental provider moving back into the rental property.
A. The rental agreement can contain a provision requiring professional cleaning if it is needed in order to return the property to the condition it was in at the start of the tenancy, excepting reasonable wear and tear, for instance, if the renter has pets that have caused staining to the carpets.
A. Regardless of whether a bond has been taken, a condition report must be completed at the start and at the end of the tenancy.