A tenant cannot prematurely terminate a fixed-term rental agreement without being held responsible for the costs related to the relocation of the property, unless the owner/agent agrees not to assert these costs. Make sure that any agreement not to charge a fee is in writing. Where a lessor terminates a contract and the lessee does not leave as necessary, the lessor cannot evict the lessee, but may apply to the court to order the empty ownership of the premises [Residential Tenancies Act 1995 (SA) s 93]. If the court makes the order, it is enforced as soon as possible by a judicial officer [see 99]. If you will not reach an agreement or if you feel that the compensation claimed by the owner is inappropriate, you do not need to approve it (unless you are in NSW and your agreement sets a fixed crack fee).