`A dwelling rental agreement may not contain any provision which has the consequence that the lessee must use the services of a particular person or undertaking to fulfil one of the obligations of the lessee in the contract.` However, if you rent a local for less than 3 months and for a holiday, you should not use an accommodation rental contract. As part of the changes to the housing rental right from 23 March, all new fixed-term contracts of 3 years or less are subject to mandatory fees if a tenant terminates the contract prematurely. The fees set depend on the remaining part of the agreement. The break fee is as follows: We strongly recommend that you complete the National Home Database/TICA blacklist proofs before authorizing a tenant (you can arrange it via PropertyNow). In addition to checking the black rent, you should also check the ACCR database for the presence of criminal courts here: auccr.com/free and can order full background checks of the policy on PropertyNow if you wish. Flatmates recommends setting a break fee in most residential situations. .