We may be terminating a private lease a little early (3 months) as we don’t want to miss out on renting a decent home in the packed ACT rental market. The private lease we are in has been done officially (ACT rental agreements, lodge of bond, etc).
The house itself has been nice, however there a few issues that needed to be amended (with the door locks) and they were not fixed properly by the owner’s family who live in ACT, and we’re still having issues with, and so we would probably only rent again through an agent.
Is there a buffer period on when you can officially terminate a lease without having pay double rent for the overlap? And how would we go about doing this? It might just be a case of dealing with it straight with the owner, just thought i’d get my question out there for some advice.