Notice to end tenancy
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How to do it:
You can use the form below to tell us of your intention to leave the property which you are living in. This form is for you to request that the tenancy is ended and your responsibility for the property is also ended.
Your responsibility as a tenant does not cease until the tenancy end date, or earlier release by your Landlord. In all cases we must be informed that you have vacated the property and the keys must be handed in.
Your responsibility for the property does not end until the checkout procedures have been completed and you have been released from the tenancy. This includes returning the keys, payment of rent, insurance, utility bills, council tax, etc.
At least one months notice must be given. The notice period runs from the anniversary date of your tenancy. For example: If you moved in on the 24th of the month and you give notice on the 10th of the month then your notice period will expire on the 23rd of the following month. So in total you will have given 6 weeks notice. The rent must be paid as normal during this period.
Your deposit is protected by a Government Approved Deposit Protection Scheme.
APM homes / High Peak Estates will authorize payment of your deposit back to your bank account once the check out proceedures have been completed. In our experience it takes around 7 days for this process to be completed after the notice period has ended and we have completed the tenancy check out proceedures with you. You will be emailed directly to confirm repayment.
Top tip! - Moving and Cleaning:
One of the main reasons money is deducted from a deposit is because the property has not been thoroughly deep cleaned on leaving. We always advise tenants to double check that they have left enough time (perhaps a couple of days) to thoroughly clean the flat after they have moved everything out. If the last day of tenancy is 23rd then moving on the 21st and returning to clean the day after may be a good idea?!
Don't forget to thoroughly clean bathrooms & kitchens, including the oven and soap drawer on the washing machine. Also you will need to think ahead because the freezer will probably need defrosting too? A few weeks in advance you may want to contact a Professional Cleaner and book them in, so you know the cleaning has been done to a high enough standard to allow us to return your full deposit.
Often the decorating needs attention. It would be wise to attend to any decorating well in advance of your move date. Please remember that any decorating should be to a high standard. Carefully "Cutting in" paintwork is very important to the look of the overall finish.
The property must be left in good clean re-letable condition. The decorating, carpets curtains, bathroom, kitchen etc etc. must all be in good condition, clean and tidy. Also any additions made to or attached to the property by you as the Tenant must be left at the property.
For example you may have been given permission to put up a bathroom cabinet, shelving or fitted new carpets or something else. Because this is attached to the property it is now considered as a Landlord fixture and permission is needed to remove it. If you are in any doubt please just get in touch with us so we can arrange to give you some hints and tips at a pre-move out inspection.
If you have people helping you move please ensure that they don't remove anything that should be left at the property! Checking the inventory may help?
If you need help with cleaning we recommend you contact:
James & Kim Brogan on 07807 508443 More details here
If you need to clean the carpets we recommend you contact:
BettaClean on 07773 169258.
If you need help decorating we recommend you contct:
Dave Simpkin More details here
Help from us!
For peace of mind, some Tenants like us to visit to advise on what may need attending to in the property. If you would like us to come and do a quick check over the place please just tick the box on the form you will be filling in.
Should you wish to vacate the property early and be released from the tenancy your responsibility as a tenant does not cease until the tenancy end date, or earlier release by your Landlord and High Peak Estates. Not all Landlords allow early release from your contract so we will request this for you once we have received the form below. However if the landlord of the property you are renting does allow it, then you are responsible for the re letting fee which is usually one calendar months rent.
In all cases we must be informed that you have vacated the property and the keys must be handed in. Your responsibility for the property does not end until the checkout proceedures have been completed and you have been released from the tenancy. This includes payment of rent, insurance, utility bills, council tax, etc. If the property is re let part way through a month you have paid rent for then a refund of paid rent calculated on a daily basis may be due to you.
There are two steps to complete to get things started to release you from your tenancy obligations:
- Please fill in the "Notice to End Tenancy - Form 1 of 2" below.
- Please then fill in the "Form 2 of 2 - Deposit and Utilities" from, to assist in finalising your tenancy and Utility bills.
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This helps towards a much smoother handover and release from your obligations as a Tenant.
If you have any queries please contact us - we are happy to help!