Vacating Notice

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So the time has come for you to vacate your rented property. We certainly want to help make this process as easy as possible for you, but please be aware that there are a few procedures that must be adhered to. Whether you are a fixed lease or periodical lease tenant please refer to the relevant information below.

Fixed lease tenants

If you're on a fixed lease then it is usually expected that you will remain a tenant of your rented property until the end of the lease, as per the conditions of your rental agreement. However, if your circumstances have changed and you are wanting to vacate your premises before your fixed lease expires then you are able to leave the property as long as correct notice is given (see 'Giving notice' below). You must also understand that you are still responsible for the payment of rent until an alternate tenant is found (or your lease expires) as well as any additional costs incurred by the landlord such as letting fees and advertising.

Periodical lease tenants

If you're on a periodical lease then you are required to give 21 days notice of your intention to vacate your rented property. Please ensure you give this notice period in writing as per the 'Giving notice' section below.

Giving notice

All tenants vacating their rented properties are required to give notice in writing to APM of their intention to vacate. We ask that you please ensure this notice includes the following information:

  • The address of the premises.
  • The day on which you intend to vacate the premises and return all keys.
  • The grounds for giving notice.

Please email your notification to

Release of tenancy

Once you have returned your rented property's keys to APM your lease has legally ended and you will be unable to return to the property as a tenant. Any items left at the property will be removed and stored at your expense. In addition, any damages incurred or gardening/cleaning not done to a satisfactory standard will be repaired/completed by cleaners at your expense and may be deducted from your bond.

If you have any questions or concerns in relation to our vacating procedures, or for more information, please contact your property manager.