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Call of the Week- ending a tenancy early letter

Call of the week
Victoria Barker
Written by Victoria Barker

Questions about ending tenancies are pretty common for our Landlord Advice Team.

This week, a landlord used our live chat service, which launched last year, to ask a question about a tenant who wished to end the tenancy early.

Both the landlord and the tenant were in agreement that they wanted to end the tenancy early, and the landlord wanted to know where he could find a sample letter to confirm that this was an agreement that had been reached mutually.

‘Tenants notice of leaving” letter

Our advisor was happy to assist, and pointed the landlord in the direction of the sample ending a tenancy letter, which is a resource that only RLA members are able to access.

The advisor also informed the landlord that they are able to amend the letter so that it is applicable to their situation.

The landlord thanked the advisor for providing the document, and asked whether the letter should be from the tenant to him, the landlord or the other way round.

Our advisor confirmed that the letter should be from the tenant, to the landlord however there’s nothing wrong with the landlord also giving the tenant a letter to confirm things.

The landlord said they planned to meet their tenant that evening, to collect the keys and assess the condition of the property.

Our advisor said it would be a good idea to ask the tenant to sign this letter, and then the landlord take a copy of this away with them.

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About the author

Victoria Barker

Victoria Barker

Victoria is the Communications Officer for the RLA.

She is responsible for producing articles for our Campaigns and News Centre, the weekly E-News newsletter and media review, and creating social media content. She also contributes to our members magazine, Residential Property Investor.

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