The following information was written in March 2018
and all legislation referred to was relevant at the time of writing, but may
change over time, but it’s likely this is what will be revert to as we move
into COVID-19 normal.
New South Wales
A landlord is typically required to serve a signed
written termination notice 14 days before the date of eviction.
This notice must indicate the property’s address,
the eviction date and the reason for termination.
This reason must be valid.
If, for instance, a landlord claims non-payment and
the tenant can provide proof that they have complied with the tenancy agreement
and paid their rent, the tenant will not be required to vacate the property.
However, if the grounds for eviction are proven to
be correct but the tenant does not leave by the specified date, the landlord
has the right to obtain a warrant of possession, which will authorise officers
to remove the tenant by force.
As is the case in NSW, Victorian landlords must
provide a signed written notice, which can either be sent by post or delivered
If the tenant does not leave, the landlord has 30
days to request an order of possession from the tribunal.
This order includes instructions to vacate the home,
the date of evacuation and a warning regarding forcible eviction should the
tenant fails to comply.
If there is no compliance, a landlord can then
obtain a warrant of possession to allow the authorities to remove the tenant.
RealRenta has all the
tools that a property manager has, but at over ¼ the cost of a property manager.
Join now and the cost
is less than a cup of coffee a week to manage your rental property
RealRenta also has a
free vision, so why not check it out
Wednesday, 24 February 2021