When your rental agreement (lease) finishes
Be sure when you are planning to move out that you know when your rental agreement (lease) finishes and how long you need to pay the rent.
Your rental agreement finishes when you leave the property and hand in the keys. You need to pay the rent until the end of your notice period, or longer if you still have the keys after that time. Make sure you hand in the keys as soon as possible after you have moved out.
Ending a rental agreement
For information on what you need to do when you want to end your rental agreement (lease) see our page Ending your lease.
Its topics include:
- Giving notice
- Applying to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) to end an agreement early
- Ending an agreement by agreement or consent
- Transferring your agreement to someone else: see also our Lease transfers and subletting page
If you want to end your agreement before the end of your fixed term and none of the options on our ‘Ending your agreement’ page apply to you, see our Lease breaking page.