Renewing and ending a tenancy

It's important to properly change, renew or end your rental agreement with your private landlord. If you don't, you could end up owing rent on a home you no longer live in. Find out what notice your landlord has to give you at the end of a tenancy, and possible charges for renewing an agreement.

Renewing your private tenancy

If your tenancy is coming to an end and you want to stay, there may be fees to pay and things to consider before you renew your tenancy agreement.

Assigning a tenancy

Assigning a tenancy is legally transferring or 'signing over' a tenancy from one person to another. But only certain tenants have the right to do this.

Ending a fixed term tenancy

You can't usually get out of a fixed-term tenancy by giving notice – but you may be able to negotiate with the landlord or use a break clause

Ending a month to month tenancy

Most tenancies that have gone beyond the fixed term can be ended by giving 1 months’ or 4 weeks’ notice. Find out how to give notice to your landlord