You must give us four full weeks’ notice that you want to end your council tenancy, to expire on a Monday. We may agree to a shorter period if you are:
- transferring to another council property
- moving to a housing association (registered social landlord) property after nomination by the council.
- moving into residential care
If the tenant has died you should still complete the online form. We will make all necessary arrangements with the executor or representative managing the affairs of the deceased. We will need a copy of the death certificate and an estimate of the time required to clear the property.
- A partner or adult who is permanently living in the property can ask to take over the tenancy by completing a Tenancy Succession Form described in more detail in the previous section.
You can request to withdraw your notice before the tenancy end date, but the council may refuse this.