Council tenants - Your tenancy
Ending a tenancy
There are a few rules about ending your tenancy. It's important that you follow these rules to avoid any unnecessary charges.
You can end your tenancy at any time by giving us 28 days written notice. The tenancy must finish on a Monday. If you are joint tenants, one tenant can end the tenancy by giving us notice in the same way.
When you move out of the property, you must leave it empty. In addition, the property must be in good repair and clean. This also applies to communal areas.
In certain circumstances you may be eligible to be considered for a reward of up to £500 at the end of your tenancy. This reward will be based on the condition you leave the property in, the conduct of your tenancy and whether you owe any money to the council.
If you are also ending your garage/storeshed tenancy, you must clear it of all contents before leaving. You must remove all your belongings and any rubbish.
If you leave anything behind we will remove it and you will be charged for the costs of removal and/or storage.
You will also have to pay for any repairs or other works that we have to carry out at the end of your tenancy, which were your responsibility or were caused by a breach of your tenancy conditions.
You must return all keys, fobs, entry-call keys and parking permits to your housing office when you move out of the property. If you do not do this, we will charge you additional rent and/or change the locks at your expense.