In need of some advice please.
My husband and I need to break the lease on our rental property, we still have 4 months left of the fixed term. We are having to break lease due to a loss of income and my husband has moved away from Canberra for work and we cannot afford 2 rents.
I am trying to make sure I have everything correct and in order before I do give notice because we have had some previous issues with the agent/ landlord and I want to make this as easy a process as possible.
I have read over the tenancy act and have a general idea of what to do BUT I cannot find any information on how many weeks’ notice I have to give for breaking a fixed term lease before it is over.
I understand that I will have to pay until a new tenant is found and that I will have to pay readvertising costs.
I have found this but from what I can tell it is regarding leaving at the end of your lease or after
TERMINATING A FIXED TERM TENANCY
At the end of the fixed term If a tenant wishes to end the tenancy at or after the end of the fixed term, they are able to do so by giving 3 weeks’ notice in writing.
I cannot see how much notice I need to give if we are breaking with time on our lease still to go.
Ideally i need to break as soon as possible for finance reasons but I will continue to pay what I have to and any other costs until we are no longer under contract.
If anyone can offer any advice that would be appreciated.