Guide

Ending a tenancy as a landlord

Last updated: 30 March 2017

Short assured tenants

Most tenancies are 'short assured' – this means they last a fixed length of time (at least six months).

If you want your tenant to leave at the end of a short assured tenancy, they have to do so and you don't have to give a reason.

However, you still have to give your tenant:

  • a 'notice to quit'
  • at least two months' notice in writing that you want the property back – this is called a section 33 notice
Ending a tenancy as a landlord
Short assured tenants