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Changing your tenancy

End your tenancy

You must give us at least 28 days notice to end your tenancy. If you don't give us at least 28 days, we may think you have abandoned the property and take steps to repossess the property. Any other joint tenant, partner or person living with you must also give their written agreement. We will contact them to arrange this.

We will write to you to tell you when your tenancy will end and arrange a date with you for your home to be inspected. We will tell you of any work needed to replace or remove damaged fixtures or fittings, or alterations you have made without permission. We will also tell you how much rent you have to pay to end your tenancy.

Before leaving you should:

  • return all keys including garden sheds, attics and outhouses on or before your tenancy end date. You will be given a receipt which you should keep for your records
  • contact your gas, electricity and phone suppliers to update your details
  • make sure all floor coverings are removed
  • make sure the property including garden areas, sheds, attics and outhouses are clear, clean and tidy
  • request a special uplift for any items or rubbish that you are leaving behind. If you don't you may be charged for them to be removed

It is important that you end your tenancy in the correct way. If you don't, there may be extra charges to pay which could stop you getting another home.

It is important you have read the above information if you are thinking about any change to your tenancy. You should read A guide for Council tenants page.

Please do not use our online form if you are looking to end the tenancy following the death of the tenant or where the tenant is unable to complete the online form themselves. In these instances, please contact your local housing office for guidance.

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