Termination of a Tenancy
To terminate a Council tenancy, we need four weeks written notice, with the tenancy always ending on a Monday. A termination form (67 KB) is available which can be used as your written notice. A tenant responsibility sheet (118 KB) gives you some advice about how the property should be left.
Basic timeline of events
- Give our tenancy services division four weeks written notice
- Pre-void inspection carried out by our maintenance officer
- After the inspection, the maintenance officer will let you know about any remedial work you are responsible for before you leave the property. You will be charged for the cost of any work that you do not complete
- Make sure your property is in a good condition and make sure any damage is repaired so that it can be re-let promptly
- Remove all your belongings and furniture from the property/any outbuilding
- Remove rubbish from the property, garden or out buildings such as sheds and garages. Dispose of it properly otherwise you may be charged for it to be removed
- Contact all the utility companies to let them know you are moving. Most can be contacted online. If you pay for your gas or electricity by key or card, you must make sure any money you owe on either account is cleared before your tenancy terminates
- Return the keys to the property to us by 12 noon on your termination date. If the keys are returned late, we will continue to charge rent up to the Monday following their return to us. If you don't return all keys, including those to any outbuildings, we will arrange to get into the property to change the locks. You will be charged for the work
Voluntarily terminating your secure tenancy with us may affect any future housing applications you make so you should consider if this is the right option for you before you terminate it. If you would like any more advice on terminating your tenancy please contact our tenancy services team. If a tenancy is going to be terminated because of the death of a tenant, a tenant needing to go into residential care or an eviction, please contact our tenancy services team.
For more information, contact us on 01329 236100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you wish to see a particular officer you may need to book an appointment by telephone or by calling into the Civic Offices.