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What landlord needs to do when tenant moves out?

Checklist for landlords when a tenant moves out

  • ❏ A notice to/from the tenants notifying the end of tenancy has been received.
  • Written notice must be given to tenants.
  • ❏ The Move Out Letter has been provided.
  • ❏ Before the tenant moves out, landlords should inspect the property.

What does a tenant have to clean before leaving?

Generally, In Auckland and whole New Zealand, tenants are not legally required to pay for end of tenancy clean or carpet cleaning when moving out, unless they have caused hard stains or damage and the property looks worse than when they moved in.

Should tenant be present during final inspection UK?

As a tenant, it is a good idea to complete your own check-out inspection before you vacate the property. Ideally, tenants should be present at the check-out inspection to ensure that your views about the contents, condition and cleanliness of the property at the tenancy end are taken into account.

What do you look for at the end of a tenancy?


  • Wipe down doors and on top of doors.
  • Wipe down skirting boards all wooden furniture carefully of dust.
  • Wash windows internally including sills and ledges.
  • Clean inside & outside and on top of cupboards / wardrobes.
  • Remove cobwebs.
  • Clean coving, picture rail, cornice / curtain rails.
  • Clean & polish mirrors, pictures.

Can I just leave at the end of my tenancy?

You can normally leave on the last day of your fixed-term agreement without giving your landlord notice. Check to see if your tenancy agreement says you must give notice and how much you must give. You must give notice if it says something like: You must tell your landlord if you plan to leave on the last day.

How do I tell my landlord I want to move out UK?

You should say something like: “I am giving 1 month’s notice to end my tenancy, as required by law. I will be leaving the property on (date xxxxx). I would like you to be at the property on the day I move out to check the premises and for me to return the keys.

Who is responsible for end of tenancy cleaning?

the tenant
End of tenancy cleaning is the responsibility of the tenant, but you hire a cleaning company. Schedule the jobas close to the final inventory check as possible, so the inspection will find the flat in its cleanest state.

Do tenants need to be present for check-out?

Your landlord is obliged to give you the opportunity to be present at the checkout stage of your tenancy, and it’s strongly recommended that you do attend. Before this point, your landlord needs to let you know what you’ll have to do before leaving the property and what they’re expecting from you.

What happens at end of tenancy UK?

Your tenancy becomes a periodic tenancy automatically if you stay past the end of the fixed term without a renewal agreement. A periodic tenancy continues on the same terms and you should pay your rent as normal. It will roll monthly or weekly depending how often your rent was due during the fixed term.

Do I have to give notice if my tenancy is ending?

You don’t need to give notice to say you’II be leaving on the last day of your fixed term, unless your tenancy agreement says you have to. It’s best to give your landlord some notice to avoid problems. Giving notice might help you get a reference or your deposit back quicker.

Do you need an end of tenancy checklist?

I would always recommend having an inventory in place for every tenancy. The “End of tenancy checklist” concentrates on areas to check, as opposed to the condition of the property and the items before and after the tenancy.

When does a tenant have to end the tenancy?

For an AST (the most common type), a tenant can only end the tenancy: if they have served the correct notice after the end of the fixed-term; or by mutual agreement with the landlord.

What do you need to know when moving out of a tenancy?

If the moving out decision is made by the tenant, they have to provide you with the same adequate document. You can find the time frame of leaving described in the tenancy agreement that was created prior to their moving in.

What should I look for in a tenant check-in?

Use the original Check-in, Check-out Checklist and the inventory to go through the property with the tenant/s making sure you assess and check everything. Pay attention to cleanliness, damage, cleanliness, any missing items, paths and gardens, any items left behind, all keys and meter readings, taking into account fair wear and tear.