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5.0 Tenant Ending a Tenancy Overview

Module 5 explains how a tenant can legally end a tenancy, and the consequences for “breaking a lease”.

Learning Objectives
After completing Module 5, you should be able to understand:
how to legally end a periodic (month-to-month) tenancy;
how to legally end a fixed term tenancy (lease);
the consequences of illegally ending a fixed term tenancy early (breaking a lease);
how a landlord can seek monetary compensation from you for breaking a lease; and
some alternatives to breaking a lease, to avoid having to pay compensation.