|Why do you want to get rid of your tenant? This question needs to be answered prior to establishing how.
There are a series of requirements which need to be met when dismissing a tenant and they are dependent on clearly establishing why you deem this action to be necessary. For example, in the case of you or one of your family wanting to move into your property, the tenant needs to be issued 42 days written notice. If you want to evict your tenants because they are in breach of some aspect of their tenancy agreement agreement, for example; late rental payments or they are causing damage to the property; the tenant must be issued 14 day breach notices allowing them a specified time to remedy the situation prior to lodging a court application for possession of the property.
|Another way to get rid of a tenant is to simply talk to them. Advise them in writing as well as in person that should they leave the property and there will be no penalties for doing so (if they are in a fixed term lease, for example). You may like to do this in conjunction with offering the tenant their final week rent free. This might limit difficulty or bad feeling and assist you with achieving a better result.
If none of the above applies and the tenant is on a periodic tenancy, a 90 day notice period must be given. If the tenant is in a fixed term lease, you must honour the tenancy through until the end.
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