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Can my tenant use the bond to pay the final rent?

20 September 2021

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No.

The tenant is legally required to pay rent up until the tenancy end date. The purpose of the bond money is to be kept as insurance. The landlord can claim some or all of the bond if there is property damage or cover unpaid bills or rent arrears after the tenant has vacated the place.

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