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Ending a tenancy

Tenant ending the tenancy

A tenant may end their Housing SA tenancy when they provide at least 14 day's written notice to Housing SA or when they receive a final intervention order prohibiting them from living in their Housing SA property.

Housing SA ending the tenancy

Housing SA may end a tenancy if:

  • the lease agreement comes to an end
  • the tenant breaches the conditions of their tenancy and Housing SA issues a notice of termination
  • the tenant doesn't leave the property after receiving a final intervention order prohibiting them from living at the property
  • the South Australian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (SACAT) terminates a tenancy and/or makes an order for possession

Housing SA will give the tenant a notice to remedy breach and termination first and then, if necessary, apply to the South Australian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (SACAT) for an order for possession.

Housing SA or another interested party may also apply to end a tenancy if the tenant's conduct is unacceptable, such that it interferes with the reasonable peace, comfort or privacy of another person residing in the immediate vicinity, it is a nuisance or it is illegal [see ss 71 and 90]. See Unacceptable conduct by a tenant.

More information on ending a tenancy is available from Housing SA (see Ending a public housing tenancy under the Public Housing section of the sa.gov.au website).

See also the Housing Trust policies on the South Australian Department of Human Services website, in particular the policies on disruptive behaviour and ending a public housing tenancy.

Ending a tenancy  :  Last Revised: Mon Jul 2nd 2018
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