It is important to understand that all parties must work together to ensure that while the DFV survivor is assisted to break free from the cycle of violence, your financial loss is also mitigated.
At the end of the day, it is better for the property owner if a DFV survivor is allowed to end her lease and move on, because it allows the owner to start afresh and find replacement tenants instead of expecting rent payments from a tenant who has limited means and is in a crisis situation.
If a tenancy ends due to DFV, we follow the same process as any other vacate. The tenant hands in her keys on the new lease end date, we inspect the property and discuss the bond refund with both parties.
If the survivor is a co-tenant, read the answer to: What happened if there are two or more tenants named on the lease?