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Ending your tenancy

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Ending a tenancy in Canterbury

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:

  • To terminate your tenancy you must give four full weeks' notice in writing, starting from a Monday you can email canterbury@eastkenthousing.org.uk or write to East Kent Housing, Military Road, Canterbury, CT1 1YW

When a tenant dies
If the tenancy ends due to the death of a sole tenant and nobody else is left in the property:

If moving into social housing
If you are moving to a Canterbury City Council, 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.      

Any questions?

You may find our guidance notes for ending a tenancy useful

If you need to speak to us about ending your tenancy please contact us.

Please remember
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.

 

Ending a tenancy in Dover

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:

  • To terminate your tenancy you must give four full weeks' notice in writing, starting from a Monday. You can:
  • Email: dover@eastkenthousing.org.uk or
  • Write to: East Kent Housing, White Cliffs Business Park, Dover, CT16 3PJ
  • You or the person with Power of Attorney (proof of which is required) must sign and return our Tenancy Termination Notice.

When a tenant dies

If the tenancy ends due to the death of a sole tenant and nobody else is left in the property:

  • You should let us know as soon as you can that the property is going to be returned to us and provide us with a copy of the death certificate. 
  • Any payments of housing benefit stop from the first Monday following the death of the tenant and the full rent is charged to the account.
  • If you are a named executor in the will of the deceased tenant, we can accept a termination notice signed by you and will end the tenancy as quickly as we can upon receipt of the keys and your confirmation that you have cleared the property.
  • If the deceased tenant did not have a will and you are therefore not a named executor we must serve a notice on the property ourselves to formally end the tenancy.  This is a 28 day notice period and we encourage you if you are able to clear the property and return the keys in this time.
  • You might find it useful to read 'Taking over a property after someone has died (known as Succession)' section.

Moving into care or sheltered housing
If going into care or moving to sheltered accommodation in another area you will need to give us 28 days notice.  If you are acting on behalf of the tenant you will need to provide evidence that you have Power of Attorney. 

Transferring to another property  
This includes another Dover District Council property or if you are nominated by us to a housing association or social housing property in another area:

  • 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. 
  • You, or the person with Power of Attorney (proof of which is required) must sign the Tenancy Termination Notice

Got a question?
If you need to speak to us about ending your tenancy please contact us. 

 

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.      

Any questions?
If you need to speak to us about ending your tenancy please contact us.

Please remember
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.

Returning keys:
This should be done in person and please make sure you receive a receipt for your returned keys.

 

Ending a tenancy in Thanet

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:

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:

  • To terminate your tenancy you must give four full weeks' notice in writing, starting from a Monday - you can - email Thanet@eastkenthousing.org.uk or write to East Kent Housing, PO Box 9, Cecil Street, Margate, CT9 1XZ
  • You or the person with Power of Attorney (proof of which is required) must sign and return a Tenancy Termination Notice - please contact us for this form

When a tenant dies

If the tenancy ends due to the death of a sole tenant and nobody else is left in the property:

  • Next-of-kin or appropriate person, must inform your Neighbourhood  Manager of the death and provide us with a copy of the death certificate. 
  • Your Neighbourhood Manager will agree a period of time for you to clear possessions from the property before returning the keys.  Rent will be payable until the Monday following the return of keys, with any rent arrears being charged to the estate.
  • You might find it useful to read our succession section

Moving into care or sheltered housing
If you are 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 Termination Notice.

If moving within social housing
This includes  another Thanet District Council property or if you are bidding or nominated by us to a housing association or social housing property within Thanet:

  • You need to give one weeks' notice or more if possible.  The date that the tenancy ends will be determined by the date the keys are returned. 
  • You, or the person with Power of Attorney (proof of which is required) must sign the Tenancy Termination Notice

Got a question?
If you need to speak to us about ending your tenancy please contact us.

  

Leaving your home - your responsibilities

There's lots to do when you end your tenancy and move to another property.  We've put together a helpful moving out check list to help make your move easier.