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If you're renting out a property, you may want your tenant to leave the let property. This may be because:

  • you want to live in the property
  • the tenant has broken a term of the tenancy
  • the tenant is not paying the rent
  • the tenant has abandoned the property

When you want to end a tenancy, you must do it legally. Your tenants are protected by the law against harassment and unlawful eviction, so if you (or a letting agent acting on your behalf) do not follow the correct steps they may take court action.

The process for ending a tenancy, and the reasons you are allowed to bring a tenancy to an end, can be different depending on what type of tenancy your tenant has. It is important that you use the correct procedure when you end a tenancy – if you do not do this, you may be breaking the law.

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