Ending your council tenancy
From time to time you may want to move from your home, either to another council owned property, a privately rented home or to purchase your own home.
If you want to end your tenancy, you must give us at least four weeks notice, (or two weeks if the tenant had died) in writing and tell us the address you are moving to before you move out.
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When we receive your notice, we will contact you to to make an appointment for someone to meet you at your home to carry out an inspection before you move out.
- Agree any work that needs to be carried out in your home or garden before you leave.
- Discuss what can / cannot be left in the property.
- Discuss whether we need you to restore any alterations you have made to the property.
You will need to hand your keys in at any of our Customer Service Centres by 12 noon on the day you leave. You should receive a receipt. Any keys which are not returned will be charged for.
Before you leave you will need to:
- Remove all your belongings and rubbish.
- Leave your home and garden in a reasonable condition and clean and tidy.
- Ensure that any damage is repaired.
- Leave any fixtures and fittings which belong to us in the property.
- When you remove any gas appliances arrange to have any gas pipes capped off by a Corgi registered plumber or engineer.
- Let us know your supplier for gas and electricity so that we can confirm with them final meter readings.
- Pay all rent and charges up to the end of your tenancy.
Showing new tenants around
We may need to show potential new tenants around your home before you leave and may contact you to arrange this. Viewings will be arranged at a time to suit you, and the new tenants will be accompanied with a Lettings Advisor. We appreciate your cooperation in allowing us into your home to do this.