Private renting for tenants: tenancy agreements

How to end your tenancy


You can read the guidance on moving house during the coronavirus outbreak.

Your tenancy agreement should say how much notice you need to give your landlord before you leave the property.

You’re responsible for paying rent for your entire fixed-term tenancy. You can move out early without paying rent for the full tenancy if:

  • there is a break clause in your tenancy agreement
  • your landlord agrees to end the tenancy early

You can also leave if your tenancy is up after giving your notice (whether it is fixed-term or not).

Shelter has information about ending a tenancy.

Licence agreements

If your licence automatically runs out after a specific date and you want to end the agreement, you should let your landlord know this before your licence runs out.