How a landlord can end a tenancy

Information for landlords on ending a tenancy, including correct notice periods and valid notices of termination

To end a tenancy, a valid notice of termination must be sent to the tenant. To be valid the notice must:

  • Be in writing
  • Be signed by the landlord or authorised agent
  • Give the date the notice is sent
  • State the grounds for ending the tenancy (if the tenancy has lasted for more than 6 months or is a fixed term tenancy). If a tenancy lasts 6 months or more, the landlord must use one of the 6 permitted grounds to end the tenancy. For more information on grounds for ending a tenancy click here
  • Give the date by which the tenant must leave the property and state that the tenant has the full 24 hours to leave the property
  • Say the tenant has 28 days to refer the termination to the RTB if they have any question about the validity of the notice or the landlord right to end the tenancy.

There are required notice periods when ending a tenancy.

To view sample notices of termination click here.