Tenants are required to remain your tenants until the end of the specified date in the tenancy agreement. However, there may be situations in which your tenant wants to leave early, in which case, you should try to be considerate and allow them to leave since circumstances change for people.
If you allow the tenant to leave early, you should compromise with the tenant and make it clear to them that there needs to be flexible entry for viewings to take place. This would be beneficial for you as a property owner as it can save money by reducing the void period in between tenancies.
You could also try to compromise further regarding payment, for example, you can ask them to continue paying rent until new tenants are found and move in. Additionally, the tenants should ensure that the property is tidy during the viewings if they did not leave yet.
Most tenants would provide property owners with at least one months’ notice which will give you enough time to look for replacement tenants.
In case your tenants decide to leave early without your permission, you will be able to take legal action due to loss of rent or other expenses that you have had to deal with. However, since taking legal action is a costly process, the better option would be to try to compromise with your tenants and reach an agreement.
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