Ending a Council tenancy

You can end your tenancy by giving 4 weeks notice in writing, or downloading a Notice to Quit form. The notice should finish on a Sunday. If you are joint tenants with a fixed term tenancy (regardless of length) both of you must sign the Notice form. The tenancy will not end with only one signature. If this happens we strongly advise you to get some legal advice. You are responsible for leaving your home and garden in a clean and tidy condition.

You must let us have all the keys to your property, ‘including any outbuildings, before noon on the Monday after the notice finishes. If you hand in the keys after this you will be liable for the rent and any other charges for that week.

Your Neighbourhood Manager will make an appointment to visit you and answer any questions you may have before your tenancy ends. They will give you advice on ending your tenancy and advise you of any repairs that are needed before you move out. If you have had previous permission to make an alteration in your home you may be asked to remove, replace or return as appropriate.

Before handing in the keys please make sure that:

  • The property is clean
  • All furniture, carpets and belongings are removed
  • All cupboards, sheds and lofts are emptied and cleaned
  • Fixtures and fittings which belong to us are left in place and in good order
  • There is no rubbish in the property or in the garden, or any outbuildings
  • Any repairs that are your responsibility are fixed
  • An expert is used when removing gas or electric appliances
  • You do not leave bare wires or open gas pipes
  • All rent is paid up to date
  • No one remains living there
  • The property is in good decorative order