The tenancy agreement or contract that you signed when you moved into the property would normally be a six month or twelve month Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement (sometimes referred to as an “AST”) under the Housing Act 1988.

It’s a legally binding agreement and you need to be aware that although it stipulates an “end” date, it doesn’t automatically end on that date. You can’t just move out on that date - you will always need to give One month’s notice. If you don’t give us formal notice it will just continue into what’s called a "periodic" tenancy, which some landlord’s won’t allow.

All H2L tenancy agreements are written in such a way that you must give your one month’s notice in line with your rent payment date.

That means if your tenancy start date is the 6th of each month, you must give one month’s notice on or before 6th each month. If you’re too late and give notice on, say, 12th, then the one month notice won’t take effect until the following 6th. Be vigilant with this because it could cost you an extra month’s rent.

If you have any queries, please call Client Services on 0845 302 2850 and we can guide you through the process.

Your Notice to leave needs to be received by us in writing, either in a letter, stamped and posted or delivered by hand, or by email to .

If you’re sending us a letter please send it by ‘Signed For’ or Special Delivery. Its really important that you call us to check that we have received the notice as we’re not liable for situations where you might say you’ve posted it, yet we haven’t received it for whatever reason. We will still hold you to your dates.

Sometimes there may be extenuating circumstances where you may need to break the contractual agreement and leave the property early, perhaps because of bereavement or you or your partner losing their job. In such circumstances The Office of Fair Trading has ruled that you can break the tenancy agreement provided you pay the landlord’s full cost of finding a new tenant, currently £320 plus VAT, and that you continue to pay your rent until a new tenant has moved in and started paying rent. Such circumstances need to be discussed with us and be agreed with your landlord.

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