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Social rented tenancies

Find out how to end your social rented tenancy
How you end your tenancy will depend on the type of tenancy you have with us.

If your tenancy is a weekly tenancy with no end date, your tenancy will end if you complete our Notice to Quit form correctly.

If you have a fixed-term tenancy, we may have to agree to arrange a 'surrender' of the tenancy.

How to terminate your tenancy


You will need to:

  • give at least four weeks' notice in writing that you are ending your tenancy
  • complete and return our Four week notice to quit / Tenancy termination form
  • tell us your new address
  • pay your rent until your tenancy ends and clear any arrears
  • return all keys to your local office by midday on the Monday when your tenancy ends
  • allow future tenants to view your home in the four weeks before you leave

The notice should expire on the last day of your rental period (usually a Monday).

If you have a weekly tenancy, the form will end your tenancy when the notice period ends. If you have a fixed-term tenancy, we will have to agree to a 'surrender' first.

Please note that if you do not return your keys in time, we will charge you an additional weeks' rent and the cost of changing the locks.

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Four week notice to quit / Tenancy termination form

Leaving your home in good condition

Make sure you leave your home and garden in a clean and tidy condition so we can re-let it without having to repair things that you have damaged, change things that you have altered or remove old furniture and rubbish.

Please note that we will charge you for the cost of work if we have to put things right.

If you had our permission to make improvements to the property, such as installing a new kitchen or bathroom, you may be entitled to claim compensation for this work.

To find out if you qualify, please check our compensation page.