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Ending a tenancy

You must follow the proper process to end a tenancy. Find out how much notice to give and when you need to go to court.

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End of a fixed term

Your tenancy agreement should say what happens at the end of the fixed term. Check the agreement carefully so you know how to proceed. 

Returning tenancy deposits

The deposit belongs to your tenant and you must return this at the end of the tenancy. You may be able to keep some of the deposit, if you can prove that the tenants owe you money for rent, damage or cleaning.  

Going to court

You need to get a court order from a county court to evict a tenant who does not want to leave. You can also recover rent arrears or compensation separately through small claims court.