Residential Tenancies Act 2004

Termination of tenancies restricted to means provided by this Part.

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58.—(1) From the relevant date, a tenancy of a dwelling may not be terminated by the landlord or the tenant by means of a notice of forfeiture, a re-entry or any other process or procedure not provided by this Part.

(2) Accordingly, the termination by the landlord or the tenant of—

( a) more beneficial rights referred to in section 26 that the tenant enjoys under a tenancy than those created by Part 4, or

( b) a tenancy to which section 25 applies,

must be effected by means of a notice of termination that complies with this Part.

(3) Each of the following—

( a) a tenancy referred to in subsection (2)(a) (unless it expressly excludes this means of termination),

( b) a tenancy referred to in subsection (2)(b), and

( c) a tenancy of a dwelling created before or after the relevant date in so far as its operation is not affected by Part 4,

shall be construed as including a term enabling its termination by means of a notice of termination that complies with this Part (but, in the case of a tenancy that is for a fixed period, unless it provides otherwise, only where there has been a failure by the party in relation to whom the notice is served to comply with any obligations of the tenancy).