Ending a tenancy in Shepway
The amount of notice to end your tenancy you need to give us depends on your circumstances and the type of property you are moving into. We have listed the main reasons for ending a tenancy below:
Moving into private accommodation
If you are moving to private accommodation, moving in with family or friends, moving to another council or housing association home (when not nominated by us), or moving to another council by bidding with them you must end your tenancy by following the steps:
- Complete and return the Tenancy Notice form (this can be completed by the person with Power of Attorney - proof of which is required)
- Make sure you return the form with four full weeks' notice provided (starting from a Monday)
When a tenant dies
If the tenancy ends due to the death of a sole tenant and nobody else is left in the property:
Moving into care or sheltered housing
If a person is going into care or moving to sheltered accommodation in another area (not nominated by us):
- You do not need to give four weeks' notice but please give as much notice as possible. The date that the tenancy ends will be determined by the date the keys are returned. All tenancies end on a Sunday.
- You, or the person with Power of Attorney (proof of which is required) must sign the Tenancy Notice form
If moving into social housing
If you are moving to another council property, housing association or other social housing property having been nominated by us, you do not need to give four weeks' notice but please us give as much notice as possible. The date that the tenancy ends will be determined by the date the keys are returned.
If you need to speak to us about ending your tenancy please contact us.
You need to leave the property clean and tidy and dispose of any rubbish in the main building, plus the loft, outer buildings like a shed and the garden. If you have caused any damage please put it right before you leave. If we incur costs for any of these things we will seek to recover these costs from you.
This should be done in person and please make sure you receive a receipt for your returned keys.