Wondering what to do at the end of your tenancy? Episode 8 of season 6 of the Move iQ podcast has got you covered. Maxine Fothergill, President of ARLA Propertymark joins our founder Phil Spencer again to share helpful advice and expertise. Ending a tenancy can be a stressful time, particularly if your landlord is the one who doesn’t want it to continue. Tune in below, or on a podcast app of your choice.
Why tune in?
Listen to hear Phil and Maxine share helpful tips on:
- What happens at the end of a fixed term tenancy
- Cleaning at the end of your tenancy
- What condition you should leave the property in
- Getting your deposit back
- Your options (e.g. rolling contract, renewing)
What happens at the end of your tenancy?
At the end of your contract, what happens next will depend on what you want – and what your landlord wants. It can feel like a scary time, but it’s important to remember you have options. You could renew your contract, which could involve a rent increase. Or, your tenancy may become periodic (no fixed end date). While this can provide you with flexibility, it works both ways, and the landlord could end this without much notice. Of course, you could always move out also.
What you should do depends on your situation (e.g. financial, personal) and what you want to do. Your rental is your home, but you also have the freedom to move if you choose to. It’s up to you – consider your options carefully. If the landlord doesn’t want to extend the tenancy, they should give you a few months’ notice, says Maxine. Stay in contact with them – and get everything in writing.
Who is Propertymark?
Propertymark is the leading professional membership body for the property sector.
They uphold higher professional standards across the property sector in order to protect the consumer and regulate their members according to a Code of Practice with enforcement action where agents fall short.
They provide members with nationally recognised, vocational standards through accredited qualifications and an industry leading training program. To find an agent, look for their logos and make sure your transaction is Propertymark Protected.
Want more episodes?
Season 2 of the Move iQ podcast is also there to help you rent a home the easy way. It covers everything from getting ahead of the crowd to ending a tenancy. Tune in below.
Plus, there’s plenty more of season 6 to come – tune in on your favourite podcast app of choice for more!
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Last Updated: February 10th, 2022