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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>
<contact number>
<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:

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

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