What do you need to think about when a tenancy comes to an end? One of our houses learns about when tenants and landlords need to give notice and the process when a tenancy ends.

Giving notice to end a tenancy

If you want to end your tenancy, it's important to understand the rules for giving notice.

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Change of landlord or tenant

What you need to know if a tenant or landlord changes, or if the house is sold.

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Expiry of a fixed-term tenancy

A fixed-term tenancy only lasts for the set amount of time on the tenancy agreement. It can be renewed or extended if the landlord and tenant agree.

Ending a fixed-term tenancy early

The landlord or tenant can’t give notice to end a fixed-term tenancy early. However, there are some options available if landlords or tenants want to do this.

What to do when a tenancy ends

When a tenancy’s coming to an end, both landlords and tenants can help things go smoothly before and on the final day of the tenancy. 

Serving notices

When you serve notice, you can deliver it by hand or send it to the other person. You should allow time for the notice to be delivered.

Abandoned premises and goods

Find out what to do if a tenant moves out without giving the correct notice, or leaves things behind.

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Subletting is usually where the tenant moves out of the house they're renting and on-rents the house to someone else, such as for a residential tenancy or for a short term holiday purpose.

What to know when a tenancy ends

Find out what you need to do at the end of your tenancy.