Your Tenancy

How to end your tenancy

What you should do

Moving home is a stressful time, thinking about packing up your things, taking final meter readings and arranging removal services. There are a few things we expect you to tell us before leaving one of our homes.

If you want to end your tenancy, we expect you to:

  • Give us 4 weeks’ notice in writing
  • Tell us your forwarding address
  • Leave the property empty, clean and tidy
  • Pay any outstanding rent and/or service charges
  • Hand in your keys by 10am Monday at the end of your notice period
  • Repair or pay for any damage that you are responsible for
  • Take meter readings
  • Get your post redirected
  • Fill in and return our feedback questionnaire

If you don’t do any of these things, you could be charged for any costs incurred by Unity Housing Association.

You should also be aware that:

  • Notice commences on the Monday following receipt of Tenancy Termination form.
  • If someone other than the tenant hands the keys in, without notice, we have to follow our abandoned property procedure, and rent will still accrue until termination.
  • The property must be left clean and clear, and if not you will be charged for making it so.
  • You will be charged for any repairs that are not due to general wear and tear.

Terminating a tenancy for the deceased

If you need to terminate a tenancy for someone who has died, you need to inform the office with the original copy of the death certificate. If the deceased tenant was in receipt of housing benefit this will cease immediately.

Should you need to clear the property, rent would be payable until you hand in your keys.

For more information on ‘Ending your Tenancy’ please download our leaflet.