Cut and paste the template letter below or download a copy from the link above. Remember to substitute your details for the details contained in [square brackets].
[Your name and address]
[Landlord’s or agent’s name and address]
Re: Termination of tenancy agreement at [your address]
I am writing to give you notice that I am terminating the tenancy agreement and will be giving vacant possession of the above premises on [date].
I have to break my residential tenancy agreement because of reasons beyond my control.
I draw your attention to our contract which sets out a break fee of an amount equal to 6 weeks rent if less than half of the fixed term had expired when the premises were abandoned, or an amount equal to 4 weeks rent in any other case.
More than half of the fixed term agreement has now expired. I will therefore include this 4-week fee which totals $[amount] in my final rent payment on [date].
I will be in contact with you closer to that date to arrange a time when we can both inspect the premises, complete a condition report and I can return the keys to you.