“If I break my lease in New South Wales around 6 months earlier than the official fixed-term ends, would I be responsible for paying for rent for the remaining six months of the agreement if no tenant can be found? Is there a cut-off period?” (Tenant, NSW)
We asked Raine & Horne Concord Property Manager, Theo Cleary for his advice:
“Unless a deal is made (eg. if a tenant can be found) then you pay until that tenant moves in,” Theo said.
“If the tenant allows access then they will only be charged up until a certain date, then yes, technically a tenant would be responsible for that 6 months or the break lease fee (this will change depending on the length of the lease”).