A Hanover estate and gardens

Ending your tenancy

To end your tenancy, you must use one of the methods explained below. You should leave the property clean and in good decorative order. Before you move out, we will carry out an inspection of the property and let you know about any work that needs to be done. You will need to ensure that your rent payments are up to date.

Write a letter of notice

The letter should be from you, or your power of attorney if you have one. The letter should also include a forwarding address and future contact details. You will need to give the notice period as stated in your tenancy agreement. This is usually one calendar month.

Complete our Termination of Tenancy Notice form

The Termination of Tenancy Notice can be found here (pdf, 20kb). Further information can be found in our Ending a Tenancy helpsheet.

What to do when a tenant passes away

In the upsetting event of the death of a tenant, the person handling the affairs of the deceased or the executor of the Will should contact the estate manager or the Lettings team. They will be able to advise you and discuss a provisional tenancy end date.

We appreciate that this is a difficult time for relatives and friends and therefore a formal calendar month’s notice will not be necessary. The tenancy will end once the property has been cleared and the keys returned to the estate manager. A rent equivalent charge will remain on the property until the tenancy ends formally. The charge will then be claimed against the deceased’s estate. Any housing benefit claim will cease on the Sunday after the date of death.