Tenant ends a regulated tenancy

Ways of terminating a regulated tenancy by landlords or tenants and the changes that happen at the contractual or statutory tenancy stages.

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Expiry of a fixed term

On expiry of the fixed term any tenant who still occupies the premises as their residence becomes a statutory tenant.


A surrender is a voluntary agreement between the landlord and tenant that the tenancy has come to an end. A

How a tenant can end a statutory tenancy

A tenant can end a statutory tenancy by serving a valid notice to quit.

A tenant and landlord can also agree to a surrender of the tenancy. A

Last updated: 8 March 2021