Ending your tenancy
An assured shorthold tenancy agreement allows either the landlord or tenant to end the tenancy after an initial six month period by simply giving the other party written notification, called a ‘notice to quit’.
If you want to move out of your home after six months there are a number of things you need to do. These are:
- give us four weeks' notice in writing;
- ensure your rent account is up to date and clear of any arrears;
- tell us the address you are moving to before you move out;
- tell us the date you are moving;
- remove all your belongings; and
- return the keys to the accommodation officer at the end of the four weeks.
When you move out of your property, you are required to leave you home in a good state of repair and decoration and clear out all your goods and possessions.
Should you leave your property in need of repair or cleaning, you may be charged for any costs to bring your home up to the standard required. You will also be charged for the removal and disposal of any items that do not belong to us left in the property.
Please note that your keys must be returned to the accommodation office. You will continue to be charged for the accommodation until the keys are returned.
If you have any questions please contact your housing officer who will be happy to help you through the process.