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NSW Tenants Rights for Sublease in NSW?

Discussion in 'Commercial Law Forum' started by Miss A, 6 June 2016.

  1. Miss A

    Miss A Member

    6 June 2016
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    I am currently sub-leasing a space I moved in and didn't pay a bond and pay my rent weekly. The rent was increased in April and I was not given enough notice. So the person I shared with wishes to terminate the agreement which is meant to run until 2017.

    I have been given to the end of June to vacate the premises, which I am hoping to do this weekend but am struggling to understand my tenants rights on whether or not I will still have to pay the rent until the end of the month or not.

    I feel I shouldn't have to as the other person is the one breaking a contract.
  2. Rod

    Rod Well-Known Member

    27 May 2014
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    Is there any written between you and the head-tenant?

    If there is no agreement you may just be lodger, and by paying weekly you have a good reason to only pay till the end of the last week you are staying there. But you should also give at least 7 days notice of your intention to leave - in writing.
  3. Sophea

    Sophea Well-Known Member

    16 April 2014
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    If you are considered a "sub tenant" your rights in relation to the head tenant are the same as a normal tenant to landlord. Check out this government site with info on your rights when landlord wants to end agreement. Factsheet 10: Landlord ends agreement - Tenants NSW
    Miss A likes this.

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