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Ending your Tenancy

If the time comes that you want to move on from your rented Powys home, there are a few things that you will need to consider

Notice period

You need to give us four weeks' notice to end your tenancy. The notice starts on the day the Council receives the notice. To end your tenancy, complete the end of contract form below. Alternatively, send an e-mail to or send a written notice to:

Powys County Council
Housing Scanning
County Hall 
Llandrindod Wells

Once you have told us that you wish to end your tenancy, your Housing Officer and Housing Quality Officer will visit you. We do this so that you have the chance to ask any questions about your move and to make you aware of your obligations before you return your keys.

Fill in the End of Contract form Termination of Tenancy Form

Damage to the property

When you moved in, your home was in good shape, and we expect it to be left that way for the next residents. Your Housing Quality Officer will discuss any areas that may need attention during their visit. You may be charged if there is any damage found.

Rent arrears

We will do all we can to help you clear any debt. Our Financial Support Officers are available to discuss any rent debt you may owe.

However, if you make no effort to pay any outstanding rent, we will make every effort to retrieve the debt owed. This may also lead to us giving an unsatisfactory reference to any enquiry from future landlords.

Ignoring unpaid debt will affect any future applications for social housing.

Contact Housing Services to discuss rent debt Financial Support Officers Information

Leaving the property before the agreed date

If you want to return your keys early you will still be liable for rent until the date specified in your notice.

Leaving the property after the agreed date

If you don't return your keys until after the agreed tenancy end date, you will be charged a week's rent, and this will continue each week until we are able to take back the property.

Clearing items from the property

When you vacate the property all your belongings and furnishings should be removed.

The only time you will be able to leave items is when it is felt that the incoming resident would benefit from them, and it has been agreed with us.

We will dispose of anything left at the property and you will be charged for the costs of removing these items.