Ending A Tenancy

Ending a tenancy, also known as terminating a tenancy, or quitting a tenancy, refers to the process of bringing a rental agreement to an end and there are several ways in which this can be done. The following page explains how to end a tenancy, both from the landlords and the tenants perspective. 

Tenancy Deposits

This will explain where your tenancy deposit is held, what it is used for and how it is repaid to you when your tenancy comes to an end.

Ending A Tenancy

To end a tenancy, it is important that it is ended in the legal framework that is designed for the tenancy and in accordance with the tenancy contract,  this page we explains how a tenancy is ended.........


It is impossible to answer all the questions associated with tenancies and rental properties but we have created a Frequently Asked Question section which may help.

Applying For A Tenancy

If you would like to apply for one of our tenancies, this page will explain all you need to know.........

During The Tenancy

This section will help you understand your tenancy, what the tenancy agreement means and what yours and our responsibilities are.


Repairs & Maintenance

We explain the process relating to repairs and maintenance issues, the importance of reporting issues to us and what your responsibility is in relation to minor repairs......

Tenant Ending The Tenancy

A tenant can end a tenancy by giving us notice in writing, irrespective of when the rent payment date is.  We require one fulll month notice to terminate a tenancy and you will need to pay the rent until the end of the tenancy.  Your notice must be put to us in writing, either postal letter or by email, we cannot accept a verbal notice to terminate the tenancy. A tenant cannot end a fixed term tenancy by leaving on the last day of the fixed term becuase our agreement provides that it continues as a contractual periodic tenancy if a new fixed term tenancy is not signed.

Landlord Ending The Tenancy

We can bring a tenancy to an end at the end of a fixed term or after the end of a fixed term by serving you with two months notice. We must do this by way of an official document know as a Section 21 Notice.   If there are any breaches of the tenancy agreement such as rent arrears, or anti-social behaviour, we can bring the tenancy to an end early by serving a Section 8 Notice, the notice period depends on the specific tenancy breach but can be as little as two weeks.

Section 21 Notice

A Section 21 Notice allows a landlord to terminate a tenancy to regain access to the property. The Section 21 Notice is also commonly called a Notice to Quit.  Providing that certain criteria has been met by the Landlord, the tenant must leave the property at the end of the two months notice period, if they do not then the Landlord must enforce the ending of the tenancy by way of a court order.

Section 8 Notice

A Section 8 notice, is also known as the notice to quit or Form 3. This notice is a prerequisite if the landlord of an Assured Shorthold Tenancy (AST) wishes to obtain possession of a property where there has been a breach of the tenancy contract, such as rent arrears or anti social behaviour.  When the Section 8 notice is served, the landlord must base the decision to apply for a possession order on one or more of 17 grounds available and the specific ground(s) will be detailed on the Section 8 Notice when it is served.

Leaving The Property

Once you give official notice, you will be sent an email with information what to do in respect of the handing back of the property to us.  This will detail  the cleaning of the property, and re-decorating and repair details in which will be in accordance with the Check-In Inventory provided at the outset of the tenancy.  We will arrange a pre-check out inspection the property to go through the state of the property and what is required at the final check out.

Viewings – Re-Letting

Once you give us notice, we will commence marketing the property for a new tenant.  We will need to arrange viewings for prospective new tenants and will inform you of dates and times of viewings.  If you wish to be in attendance when a viewing is arranged you can be, but you don’t need to be.  Renting property is our business and therefore our income so you must not unreasonably hinder us from our commercial activity in our attempt to re-let the property.  It would be a concern and we would be suspicious if a tenant refused to allow access to a property they were vacating and we reserve the right to take legal action to recover any losses we may incur from obstructing or delaying the re-letting of the property.