Tenant ends a secure tenancy
Ways of terminating secure tenancies by landlords or tenants or when conditions of a secure tenancy are no longer met.
When a secure tenancy can end
A secure tenancy can only end where one of the following occurs:
the tenant serves a valid notice to quit
the tenant offers a surrender of the tenancy which is accepted by the landlord
one of the tenant or landlord conditions of a secure tenancy ceases to be met
the tenant loses the secure tenancy by subletting the whole property
the tenant is demoted to a demoted tenancy
a court order for possession takes effect under one of the grounds specified in the Housing Act 1985
Tenant giving up the tenancy
A tenant can give up their tenancy by serving a notice to quit or surrendering the tenancy.
Notice to quit
A valid notice to quit served by the tenant will end the tenancy.
Last updated: 11 March 2021