Ending a Tenancy
Filling in the termination of tenancy form:
Your tenancy will end no earlier than 28 days from the date the form is signed/returned to this office
You and any joint tenant must sign and date the form in the correct place
If you live in the house with your partner (who are not joint tenants), they must also sign the form to confirm they have agree to the tenancy terminating.
What happens next?
You will receive a letter confirming the date your tenancy will end. The letter will advise you of your responsibilities up until your tenancy ends.
The housing officer will carry out a joint visit with our repairs co-ordinator and verbally give you a list of items that you need to carry out prior to leaving.
After the inspection we will also write to you confirming what is required of you, we will let you know if you need to:
- Remove alterations or improvements you have carried out without our permission.
- Carry out any repairs you are responsible for.
- Carry out any works to bring your home up to an acceptable standard; OR Remove any sheds, outhouses etc.
If you fail to carry out anything we have asked you to do, we will carry out the work and may charge you for it.
Before you leave your home it is important that you do the following:
Gas, Electricity and Phone
Make sure that you contact the relevant companies so that they can arrange to read your meter and give you the final bill. If you have a prepayment meter please leave at least £5 credit on each meter.
Fixtures and Fittings
You will need to fill in any holes or repair any damage left by wall fittings (for example, shelving, pictures, TV’s etc.)
Floor Coverings and Furniture
You should remove all floor coverings when you leave the property, unless advised otherwise; we will not be responsible for any items left in the property and we may charge you for the cost of having to remove any property you have left behind.
Disposal of items
All household effects should be removed from the property including any items in the loft space; you can contact Glasgow City Council, Cleansing Department on 0141 287 9700 or via their website here to arrange a free uplift; failure to arrange removal of items could result in you being recharged for any resulting costs incurred by the Co-operative after you leave the property. - REMEMBER TO GET A REFERENCE NUMBER.
Once the house is empty, you should ensure it is cleaned and all bins and other storage areas emptied.
REMEMBER if you do not end your tenancy in line with this guidance, we may charge you what it costs to bring the property up to an acceptable standard. It may also affect your ability to get another rented property in the future. For more information please contact the office.