At the end of a fixed term tenancy

The parties to a fixed term tenancy (entered into on or after 1 March 2014) must give notice of termination of the agreement at least 28 days prior the end of the tenancy under section 83A (for landlords) (using Form 2A) or section 86A (for tenants) (using Form 4B). No reason for termination is required.

If the tenant does not move out at the end of the lease and notice of termination has been given, the landlord can apply to the Residential Tenancies Tribunal for an order for possession of the premises.

However, if a fixed term agreement is not terminated by notice by either the tenant or the landlord,  the tenancy will continue as a periodic tenancy. The tenancy period will be determined by the interval between rental payment times under the agreement (e.g. fortnightly, monthly) [s 79A]. See 'Fixed term or periodic tenancies?'.

At the end of a fixed term tenancy  :  Last Revised: Tue Jun 27th 2017
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