Tenants ending a fixed term tenancy

​​​​​A tenant can end a tenancy if:

  • The landlord has breached their responsibilities - the tenant must write to the landlord telling them they have breached their responsibilities and give reasonable time for them to resolve the problem. If they do not do this, 28 days notice to leave may be given regardless of how long a tenant has lived in the property.
  • The landlord has refused to allow the tenant to sublet the tenancy. In this case, the tenant must give notice depending on how long they have lived in the property.
  • If the landlord has refused a request by the tenant for assignment of the lease.

* This does not apply to Approved Housing Body tenants.