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GJMSurrey
24-03-2010, 21:28 PM
As a new landlord, my first tenant in my 4 room HMO is leaving.

I just want to check soem basics should I have missed anything!

Original AST was for 4 months (at tenant request) athough I know I would have had to provide 6 months.

Anyway, she wants to leave in a month and will probably accept this despite her only being 3 months in to her 4 month contract.

So I guess I just need to :

1. Email confirming receipt of her notice to vacate
2. Meet up on the vacate day at the property and both sign the 'check out' form and I get the keys from the tenant
3. Get online and confirm to the Deposit Protection Service can pay her the deposit back

Am I missing anything or any good practice?

Is there any other document I need to get from tenant to legally evidence departure?

Thanks.

westminster
25-03-2010, 12:06 PM
Original AST was for 4 months (at tenant request) athough I know I would have had to provide 6 months.

Anyway, she wants to leave in a month and will probably accept this despite her only being 3 months in to her 4 month contract.
There is no minimum term for an AST. (But you cannot obtain a possession order via s.21 procedure to take effect sooner than 6 months after the tenancy began).