Paying rent after breaking lease
Last edited 24/10/2018 - 11:50
I'm breaking my lease in VIC, and my agent has told me that I have to continue paying rent after I vacate. This is contrary to what is stated on TUV's website https://www.tuv.org.au/advice/breaking-your-lease/, particularly, "You should only pay rent up until the day that you vacate. Once the new tenants move in, you can then pay the landlord compensation for any lost rent."
Can anyone confirm that if I have to continue paying rent monthly or is TUV applicable?
P.S. I understand I'm liable for all rent until new tenants move in, or the original end date of my lease. I just want to know if paying in a lump sum when they find a new tenant is an option I can choose to take instead of paying as per usual.