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Ending your tenancy and moving out


This section contains information for tenants wishing to end their tenancy agreement.

To end your tenancy use our online Notify end of tenancy form. Alternatively you can write a letter and send it to either area housing office.

The basic things you need to know

  • Four weeks written notice is required from one or both tenants to end the tenancy. The notice will commence on the Monday after it is received by the Council (served on us) and end four weeks later.
  • The Council may call during the notice period to assess any repairs needed, commence those repairs and advise you of any rechargeable items.
  • All keys must be returned before 5pm on the Monday the notice ends. If the keys are returned prior to the tenancy ending, rent will still be payable until the tenancy end date.
  • Please ensure that the property and gardens are left clean and tidy and that all furniture and personal possessions are removed.
  • If vacant possession is not given at the end of the notice period the tenancy will still have ended. The Council will have the right to seek possession of the property and charge for any rental loss.
  • The Council reserves the right to charge the tenant all reasonable costs incurred to gain entry, clear, clean and carry out repairs due to wilful damage or neglect caused during the tenancy.
  • Where a sole tenant has passed away, you can only give notice if you have the legal authority to do so (e.g. as Executor of the will / Power of Attorney). If you do not please speak to the Tenancy Team who will advise you further.

Please read the following pages in this section for further details.

Last modified on 23 April 2024

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