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Ending your tenancy

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4. Checklist for ending your tenancy

If you are thinking of ending your tenancy, you will need to:

  • write a letter stating you are handing in 1 month's notice on the property, contacting your landlord by telephone on the day to let them know you have sent it
  • take a copy of the notice to keep as a record
  • repair any damage you may have caused to the property
  • take photos of your home in case your landlord makes a claim against your deposit
  • offer your landlord an inspection date, so you can discuss your deposit being returned
  • arrange a time to meet the landlord to hand over the keys
  • give your landlord your forwarding address, for post and in case there are any issues
  • take utility meter readings when you leave, so you can provide them to your suppliers - you don't want to pay more than you should

Further information on tenancy deposit protection.