Termination of Your Tenancy

You recently submitted your intention to terminate your tenancy with NB Housing. To fulfil the obligations as stipulated within your tenancy agreement, there are several things you must do before you surrender your keys to the Association.

It is essential that you leave the dwelling in a reasonable condition for reletting. This means that you should ensure that the property is in a clean and tidy manner when you vacate it.

Our Maintenance Officer will conduct an inspection to assess any necessary repairs and advise you of any other issues that may need attention. However, the information contained on this page gives an outline of what the Association will accept as a lettable standard.

The house must be left in a clean and tidy manner. Tenants should pay particular attention to the following areas:

  • Any original floor covering must be intact, mopped clean, and carpets, if any, should be vacuumed.
  • Curtains and blinds, if any, should be clean, and rails should be fixed appropriately to the wall.
  • All personal belongings and furniture must be removed unless by prior agreement with the Association. Where any items are left behind, these will be removed and disposed of accordingly. The Association will not be held responsible for any reimbursement.
  • Failure to leave the property in accordance with this standard may result in a recoverable charge being levied against you for any work the Association has undertaken to bring the property up to a lettable standard.
  • The outgoing tenant(s) use an electric or gas card. If this is left in the property or surrendered with your keys, it would be appreciated to allow our contractors to carry out safety checks/ servicing of gas and electrical supply.

The property should be in a structurally sound state outside, and there should be no signs of damage to doors and or windows, including broken glass panels.

  • Fencing, railings and gates must be in place and in proper working order.
  • All glass should be clean. Fixtures such as doorbells, letterboxes, handles and knockers should be in place and in working order where appropriate.
  • Gardens and or yards must be clean and tidy, free from any household refuse or other rubbish.
  • Any sheds and or outhouses must be left clean and tidy, and any temporary structures should be removed unless by prior agreement.
  • There should be no signs of weeds or moss within the property’s perimeter, either back or front.
  • Clotheslines and wheelie bins cannot be removed from the property.

Need more Information?

We have created a downloadable document with more information on Termination of your Tenancy: