Letter template: tell your landlord you're ending your tenancy
Copy and paste this sample text and personalise it with your details.
If you're sending it by letter, add your signature before you post it.
Your notice period should be written in your tenancy agreement.
Add 2 days to your notice period to give your landlord time to receive your letter or email.
Subject: Ending my tenancy at <your address>
To <your landlord’s name>
I’m writing to you to end my tenancy at <your address>.
I have checked the legal notice period, and I'm giving <your notice period> notice to end my tenancy.
I will move out of the property by <date>.
Please contact me to confirm that you have received this notice.
<your first and last name>
<the date you’re sending this letter or email>
You can also download the letter to send as an email attachment or through the post:
Word letter template: end my tenancy (docx, 15 kb)
OpenDocument letter template: end my tenancy (odt, 8 kb)
Check your notice period
You can give 28 days' notice at any time if you have a:
private residential tenancy
Scottish secure tenancy
If you have a fixed term tenancy
You may only be able to end your tenancy on specific dates. You may have to give more notice.
You'll usually have a fixed term if you:
have an assured or short assured tenancy
have a short Scottish secure tenancy
live in university halls or purpose-built student accommodation
live with your landlord
Check our advice on how to end your tenancy.
Where to send your letter or email
If you rent from a private landlord, their contact details should be in your tenancy agreement or on the Scottish landlord register.
If you rent from the council or a housing association, check their website or your tenancy agreement for their contact details.
Last updated: 25 October 2023