Ending A Joint Tenancy Agreement Early

If you leave or post the keys on the mailbox, your legal agreement with your landlord will not be broken. The tenancy agreement is automatically renewed as a periodic tenancy agreement if some tenants remain after the end of the fixed term, even if others have moved with the landlord. If your lease does not have a “break clause,” you can only leave prematurely if your landlord agrees. Get this agreement in writing. Or starting a new position in another city or a change in family situation can also lead to the collapse of a common lease. Whatever the reasons why a tenant ends the common rent. Threshold has general information on the end of a lease related to several useful resources, including the End of a Lease brochure (pdf). In this case, you should try to get the remaining tenants to sign a new fixed-term contract with the landlord, which does not include you. Your lease tells you when the break clause may apply.

For example, your break clause might indicate that you can terminate your lease 6 months after the start if you terminate 1 month in advance. If two or more people sign a common lease, they become responsible for the rent. The rental agreement applies to each person in the same way. Whatever choice they choose to distribute the rent among themselves, regardless of the mechanism they use to actually pay the rent, there is nothing that should affect the private landlord. Although you will have to insist, you will receive the rent as a one-time payment. If a deposit is protected for a common tenancy agreement, only one tenant is mentioned; He`s the main tenant. Since common leases are technically a lease; there is only one down payment, even if the down payment consists of payments from each tenant. Once the lease is completed, the deposit will be refunded only to the principal tenant. If you have purchased a Part 4 lease or other Part 4 lease, your landlord can only terminate your lease in certain circumstances. Read more in our document If your owner wants you to go.

You have a common lease if there is more than one designated tenant in your contract. Contact your nearest citizen council if you have a weekly rental agreement – the rules on when your termination ends are different. You usually have a common lease if another person`s name is in the lease, just like yours. It could be another person or a number of people. Common tenants have exactly the same rights and obligations as others. Normally, you cannot leave the lease until the lease expires. You can find your landlord`s address in your rental agreement or in your rental book. Ask your landlord if you can`t find them – they have to give you the information.

If your landlord doesn`t give you a new tenant, you can still terminate your tenancy agreement prematurely. You may be able to agree to pay part of the rent for what is left of your fixed life. If you have. B still 3 months to your fixed-term contract, your landlord can agree that you can only pay 2 months` rent instead. Your landlord can terminate the lease at any time during the first 6 months of the lease without any justification, but in general, after 6 months, you benefit from a rental guarantee – see “Part 4 Rental” below. You must always receive a valid written termination and there are detailed rules on how much termination you should receive based on the length of the lease (with a few exceptions).