A landlord may try to get a fixed break tax if you terminate an agreement, but most states and territories don`t provide for this in their legislation. NSW is the only state where you can get paid a fixed break tax. If you believe that you have been charged an excessive amount for the breach of the rental agreement and you cannot resolve the issue with your landlord or agent, you can request a decision from VCAT. For more information, see Before You Apply – Rental Disputes at VCAT. If you need to break a fixed-term contract, notify the landlord in time. There are important differences between subcontracting and allocations. If you sublease a rental unit, you retain the rights and obligations related to that lease agreement. However, if you assign a rental unit, your rights and obligations are usually transferred to the person to whom you entrust the contract….