If you wish to end your council tenancy please follow the advice below. Remember to:
When we receive notice from you, we will arrange for a Housing Officer to inspect your property. You will be advised of any repairs which are your responsibility and will have the opportunity to put things right before you leave.
If you leave any items in the property or garden, or leave the property in poor condition, you will be charged for the cost of us putting things right. Costs vary, but here are some examples for guidance.
As you can see from the above charges, it is very important that you leave your property and garden completely free from rubbish and belongings when you hand in your keys.
Rent is due up to the date your notice expires, even if you move out beforehand. If your keys are not returned by 12 noon on the day your notice expires, you will be charged rent for the property until they are returned.
If you are in receipt of housing benefit, it is likely that this will be cancelled when you move out, so if you leave before the date your tenancy ends, you may have to pay full rent from that date. If you have any queries regarding your housing or council tax benefit, you should contact the housing benefits team for further advice.
For your own benefit, please make arrangements for final readings to be taken by the companies who supply your gas and electricity. You should also contact your telephone company and United Utilities to inform them of your intended vacation. Their telephone numbers will be on any bills that they have sent to you.