Your council tenancy does not automatically end when you move out of your home. This also applies when a tenant passes away. In order to end your tenancy, you or your executor must give the council at least 28 days written notice from the following Monday. We will acknowledge this and arrange to visit the property to carry out an inspection. By the agreed date, we must be given vacant possession by the keys being returned and the property cleared. Any repairs required that are the responsibility of the tenant, including items or rubbish left in the property, will be recharged to you. Please contact the council if you are considering ending your tenancy. Please be aware that, in cases of joint tenancy, we only require notice from one party on the tenancy to end the agreement.
If you breach the terms of your tenancy agreement, the council will take appropriate action to address this. In the case of a series breach, the council will seek to recover possession via the court process.
If you have rent arrears, once your tenancy has ended contact us to make an arrangement to clear the arrears on your account. If you do not pay the arrears we may pass your details to a debt collection agency.
If you still fail to pay the arrears this may result in bailiffs coming to your property.
Former tenant arrears can affect your credit rating if you do not pay the debt and you may have problems applying for housing in the future.