Ending a tenancy

Typically, you’ll need to give at least 28 days’ notice to end your tenancy however there are some exceptions which will be outlined in your tenancy agreement. You should do this in writing (via email is fine!)

At the end of your tenancy, we’ll arrange a check-out appointment. During this time, you’ll need to:

  • Be up to date with all rent and payments, and ensure all standing orders are cancelled
  • Have removed your belongings from the property
  • Ensure the property is clean (with all bin bags removed), all contents are left in working condition and furniture is returned to the same place as stated on the inventory
  • Replace any light bulbs that aren’t working
  • Ensure the garden has been tended to and left in the same condition as stated on your inventory
  • Take note of all meter readings
  • Hand back all keys

An inventory clerk will independently assess the property and its contents compared to the initial inventory and subsequent inspection reports after your check-out date. The results will be shared with the landlord and you. Please note that the expectation is that the property is left in the same condition that you moved into – allowing for fair wear & tear.

Within 10 days of your tenancy ending, you should receive this report and deductions from your deposit will then be agreed with you and your Landlord. When & how your deposit is returned depends on the time taken to agree any deductions between you and your Landlord and the process followed by Safe Deposit Scotland, the third party provider that your deposit is protected with. More information can be found here.