Due to COVID-19 and the lockdown preventing interstate travellers, we unfortunately had to break our lease early. We are half way through a 12 month lease.
We have returned the keys via post (took 7 days instead of the usual 3 days) back to the agent and are willing to forfeit our 4 weeks bond to cover the required cleaning etc. We left on a Saturday and there was no time to arrange for a cleaner. There are no damages and the apartment is in a clean state.
If it wasn’t for the virus we would have easily stayed and finished our 12 month lease. Since the borders were closing fast we didn’t have a choice but to head back home interstate.
The agent advise a break lease fee of 4-6 weeks. Can the bond be used to cover this fee? The agent threatens to take us to the tribunal for compensation as they want more than the 4 weeks bond.
Are we up “ship creek”?