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Ending a tenancy

Housing SA may end a tenancy if the tenant:

  • fails to pay the rent, or any other debt equal to or greater than one weeks rent, within fourteen days of the payment's due date;
  • makes an incorrect statement in the application for tenancy or in response to any inquiry made by Housing SA (whether deliberately or accidentally);
  • fails to comply with any of the conditions of tenancy.

Housing SA sends an officer to discuss any problems with the tenant before formal action to terminate the tenancy is commenced. A tenant who discovers that he or she has made an incorrect statement in the application for tenancy should write to Housing SA correcting the error.

If the problem cannot be resolved, Housing SA will write to the tenant giving fourteen days notice and the tenant must leave the premises by the end of that time. If the tenant has not left, Housing SA can take action through the South Australian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (SACAT), see Unacceptable conduct by a tenant.

More information is available from Housing SA via the website.

Private rental assistance  :  Last Revised: Fri Dec 23rd 2016
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