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Coming to the End of Your Tenancy

Once you are nearing the end of your tenancy period you will need to decide whether to extend your stay or move out (remembering to give two months' notice in writing).

a. Staying Put

If you do want to renew the tenancy, we will liaise with you directly and send you all the necessary paperwork to complete. If your circumstances have changed, some new checks may be needed, but this will be advised on at the time.

Our top tip: Remember the landlord at this stage will be within his/her rights to serve notice on your tenancy if they need the property back or there have been any persistent issues.

b. Moving Out

If we manage the property on behalf of the landlord, we'll arrange a check out with an independent inventory company (carried out on the last day of your tenancy) to ensure the property is left in an appropriate condition - at this point, you'll hand back the keys. If the landlord manages the property, you'll need to liaise with them directly in order to arrange a time and date to meet there, complete a check out and hand the keys back.

Deposit

After serving your notice you'll need to ensure that the property is left in good condition in order for you to be entitled to your full deposit back. If there are no deductions or disputes and all the necessary forms are filled out correctly by you and by the landlord, your deposit should be returned ten days after the deposit release agreements have been received. Pardoning normal wear-and-tear, if the property is in the same condition as when you moved in, getting your deposit back should be no problem.

 

Here's what to do next:

 

  • Give the property a thorough clean, including carpets, windows, walls and furniture (if necessary hire a professional cleaner)

  • If it's your responsibility, tidy up the garden and clear away any rubbish

  • Return all of the keys

  • Remove all of your personal belongings

 

If you need any help call us and we'll be happy to help.