There are things you must do when you end your tenancy. Or when you move out of a Gentoo property to a different Gentoo property.
If you are in a joint tenancy, either tenant can end the tenancy. This will end the tenancy for both tenants.
If you want to end your tenancy, you must tell us first.
To end your tenancy, 4 weeks before you plan to move out and leave your home you can:
You can end a tenancy for someone else when they die.
Your Neighbourhood Co-ordinator will let you know what you need to do to the property before you end your tenancy. They will agree with you what furniture and items you can leave behind.
You must remove all your furniture and belongings, including from your:
If you need to remove a gas or electric cooking appliance, you must get a competent person to remove it. You must leave the property and its fixtures in a safe condition.
If you need help to clear a property, Sunderland City Council has a bulky waste collection service that costs £10 for 1 to 6 items.
You can use the free household waste and recycling centres in Pallion and Wrekenton.
This includes removing any greenhouses, sheds and decking you had put in.
You may be able to get help to maintain your garden.
Tell your gas and electricity suppliers you are leaving the property, so they can read your meter and make sure you only pay for what you use.
To end or move your services, contact whoever provides your landline and internet connection.
You must update your address with Sunderland City Council if you:
You must update your address with HM Revenue and Customs if you:
If you get Universal Credit, sign into your Universal Credit account to update your address.
If you have a car or other vehicle, update your address with the Drive and Vehicle Licensing Agency.
You can also register to vote at your new address.
This may include your:
Tenancies always end on a Sunday. You must return your keys to us by midday on Monday the day after.
If you do not return the keys to us on time, we may charge you an extra week’s rent. If you get Housing Benefit or Universal Credit, this will only pay for one property.
Because it costs us time and money to clean, empty and repair a property, we may charge you if the property:
If we charge you for cleaning, emptying or repairing a property, we will agree a repayment plan with you. If you do not pay, we will not allow you to reapply to join our housing register.