If you wish to end your tenancy, there are a few things you will need to do first.
You must give us 4 weeks notice in writing - you can do this by completing a Termination Form; please contact us on Tel: 01253 477900 (option 4, then option 1) or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where the tenancy is held jointly, notice from one of the tenants will end the tenancy.
Your tenancy will end on the Monday following your 4 week notice being received and once all documents and keys have been received. Your rent and service charges will continue to be charged until your tenancy ends.
Rent and any other charges including for repairs will remain payable until cleared. If you fail to clear your accounts following ending your tenancy your case may be sent to a debt collection agency.
All personal items need to be removed from the property, including: carpets, curtains, furniture and white goods (e.g. kitchen appliances) before the keys are returned.
If you wish to recycle unwanted furniture, the following local charities may be able to help you:
- Furniture Matters - Tel: 0800 1692407 www.furniturematters.co.uk
The property should be left clean and tidy, and clear of all belongings. If this is not possible, you will be charged for any work we carry out. If you think there might be a problem, please contact email@example.com to discuss your concerns.
A member of the Lettings Team will made arrangements with you regarding returning your keys. A receipt can be provided upon request. Please do not post the keys to us or leave them in the property as this will delay the tenancy end date.
If it is difficult for you to return the keys, please contact us on 01253 477900 (option 4, then option 1) to discuss possible alternative arrangements.
We realise that coping with the death of a friend or relative can be a very difficult time.
Under English law a tenancy does not automatically end on the death of a tenant; the tenancy needs to be brought to an end by notice. Only the next of kin or an executor can end a tenancy.
Tenancies must end on a Monday and we will end the account as soon as we are in receipt of all documents and keys. Under Blackpool Council’s Tenancy Agreement, full rent is payable until the documents and keys are returned to us. Any outstanding rent will be charged to the late tenant's Estate. The person who is ending the tenancy is not liable for any charges. If rent has been paid in advance we will refund this to the tenant's Estate, once all other outstanding charges have been deducted.
Our 'Ending a tenancy following a Bereavement' factsheet provides further information on the process. If you would like a copy, please contact us.