No. If the tenant leaves before the end of the lease then provision should be made to pay the remaining months rent, unless otherwise agreed with the landlord.
What causes may terminate the lease?
The landlord may unilaterally terminate the lease in the following circumstances:
- If the tenant fails to pay the rent
- If the tenant fails to pay the deposit
- Sub-letting of the property by the tenant without the landlord’s consent
- If the tenant damages the property or carries out refurbishments with the express approval of the landlord
- Where the tenant carries out activities on the property that disturb others, are insanitary, harmful, dangerous or unlawful
- If the tenant is no longer using the property as their principal residence
- Failure by the tenant to comply with any other obligation undertaken in the contract
The tenant may terminate the lease where:
- The landlord fails to maintain the property in a habitable state
- Where the landlord disturbs the tenant’s actual enjoyment of the property or that use to which there is an entitlement to enjoy