Your tenancy can end in one of 5 ways:
If you want to move from the property before the expiry of the fixed-term, then you should advise our office in writing that you are looking for replacement tenants to sign a tenancy agreement for the balance of the fixed-term.
It is your responsibility to find suitable tenants to rent the property, however our office, or another such agent, can assist in this matter. We can advertise the property for you on a number of websites, and in the newspaper, for a small fee.
Any replacement tenants must complete all the necessary application forms and must be approved by our office before the tenancy terms are agreed.
Prior to you moving out, we will post you a letter confirming the end of your tenancy. We will include an End of Tenancy Checklist: 18 Things To Do to get your Bond back - CLICK HERE
If you are unsure about what you need to do, please call your Property Manager to discuss it, because if things are not completed as required, then we can arrange them on your behalf and claim these costs from your Bond, but they will take time, and this will delay the refund of your Bond.
You must return all keys, security access cards, and garage remotes (if any) to the offices of Harcourts Accommodation Centre at 2 Papanui Road, Christchurch. They are due to be returned no later than 12:00pm (midday) on the days after the termination date of the tenancy, unless you have been directed otherwise in a break-tenancy situation.
It is very important that you return all the keys on time. If you don’t then you can either be held liable for extra rent until all the keys have been returned, or if immediate access is required, then the locks may be changed, and the costs claimed from your bond. If you are delayed for any reason, please call your Property Manager as soon as possible.
Once we have the keys, we will complete a final inspection of the property to check that the items on the End of Tenancy Checklist: 18 Things To Do to get your Bond back - CLICK HERE have been done. Provided you have given us a daytime contact telephone number, we will let you know the outcome of the Inspection.
If some matters still need to be done, then we will arrange for them to be completed and claim the costs from the Bond. If any matters fall into dispute, then a claim will be made to the Tenancy Tribunal for a decision on who is responsible, and how the Bond should be repaid.