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    Default Breaking lease by landlord not tenants question?

    Ok here is the situation. It's for a family member who is in a bit of trouble.

    Person A owns a house that they have leased out but the tenants have not moved in yet they are due to move in, in a week.
    However lease has been signed and bond paid.
    Person A has had a massive family emergency and due to that can no longer lease the house out. Can they break the lease? What happens?

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    In Queensland, there is a provision that the landlord can apply to the tribunal to end a lease early due to excessive hardship.

    Other states may have something similar.

    I would think the easiest and quickest way though is to offer the tenants some cash to try and get them to agree to end the lease.

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    In nsw a landlord can apply for hardship but unless he needs the house back to live in or is homeless it would be very hard, as the lease is signed it is legal , however it can be broken if the tenants agree - as pp said you would have to probably offer them
    Compensation or try find them
    Something else to rent , but I would be contacting them ASAP before they start paying removalists etc

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    This is tough - I think that the landlord must be selling or moving themselves due to hardship and even then they need to give minimum 60 days written notice. As the lease has been signed and bond paid, there is a contract.

    Contact you local tenancies tribunal though - each state is different.


 

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