Ending your tenancy

Ending a council tenancy upon bereavement

What do I need to do now?

Please read our Ending a Council tenancy upon bereavement leaflet. It is a guide to families, friends and executors about how to end a council tenancy and explains what you need to do. 

We hope that the information in the leaflet helps to calm any fears or concerns you may have in taking on the responsibility of ending a tenancy, clearing the home and returning the keys.

Ending a council tenancy upon bereavement leaflet

How much notice do I need to give?

  • We legally require four weeks’ notice to end the tenancy
  • This will start from the next Monday after death
  • The tenancy will end on a Monday and we'll tell you the actual date when the tenancy will end. 

Further information 

If you have any comments about the guide, please let us know. We are interested in any suggestions that you have, thank you.

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