Ending a tenancy
You must give the council four weeks notice in writing, if you want to end your tenancy. The notice must be signed and dated. In the case of joint tenants, notice from one tenant will end the tenancy for all tenants.
Returning keys, fobs and permits
You must return all keys, fobs and parking permits within or at the end of the notice period. At the latest you must return these items to us by 10AM on the date agreed that your tenancy ends. You are responsible for the rent until the end of the notice period, or until the keys are returned to us, whichever is the latest.
If you do not return all of your keys to us, we will have to change locks to the property. We will charge you for the cost of doing this.
The property must be empty, clean and tidy
You must give us vacant possession of the property upon termination of the tenancy. We may take steps to evict anyone else who you have left in the property. We may make a reasonable charge against you for any costs incurred in repossessing the property if anyone has been left behind.
You must leave the property and garden in a clean and tidy condition, clear of all your belongings and furniture and clear of rubbish.
Any damages must be rectified
You, or anyone living with you, must make good any damage however caused prior to terminating. Any unauthorised alterations that have been carried out by you, or anyone living with you, must also be removed and the property returned to its original state prior to your terminating. We may make a reasonable charge against you for any costs incurred if you do not leave the property as stated within this clause.
Recharging of costs
If you leave any personal items or belongings at the property:
- We may sell or dispose of items left in the property at cost charged you. The money will go towards the costs of storage and sale of the items, and on to your rent account or any other account where money is owed to the Council
- We may charge you for the cost of removing, storing or disposing of any items left in the property, or cleaning of the property.
Fixtures and fittings
You must leave the fixtures and fittings in the same state as they were when your tenancy began except for reasonable wear and tear