Moving Out

Ending your tenancy

Your tenancy does not automatically end when you move out of your home. Your tenancy is a legal agreement and if you wish to end your tenancy, you are required to give us at least 4 weeks written notice.

How to end your tenancy

Your tenancy agreement sets out your responsibilities and rights as a tenant and our responsibilities as a landlord.

Weekly tenancies run from Monday to Sunday, so your notice to terminate will always end on a Sunday. Your keys MUST be returned by 12 noon on the following Monday otherwise you will be charged for another week’s rent.

Take a look at our moving out checklist to see some of the things you should do before returning your keys.


With our permission you can pass your tenancy on to a joint tenant, partner or family member who has lived permanently with you for at least 12 months. You can only assign the tenancy to someone who might have the right to succeed to the tenancy in the event of your death. You do not have the right to sub-let any part of your home unless you have written permission from us.


Succession means that when you die your tenancy can be automatically passed on to someone else. A spouse or partner may be able to take over the tenancy if the property was their main or only home. Another family member can take over the tenancy if they had lived with you for at least 12 months. All claims to succession must be made in writing within one month of the tenant dying.

Swapping or transferring your home

If you would like to move to another house, flat or a different area, you may be able to swap your home with another tenant. If your circumstances have changed you can ask to be transferred to a property more suited to your needs. Find out more about swaps and transfers.