Ending a tenancy due to bereavement
Coping with the death of a friend or relative is never easy and trying to deal with their affairs can be complicated and upsetting.
In order to legally bring the tenancy to an end following a bereavement, please complete and return the Termination Notice below. We will apply a minimum 2 weeks notice period:
We have also enclosed important information to try and help you through this difficult time by explaining what you need to do when a Bolton at Home tenant dies. Please read this carefully to avoid additional charges:
What you need to do
You need to return the Termination Notice along with:
- A copy of the Death Certificate
- Details of the tenant’s next of kin (closest relative).
- The address and contact details of the person dealing with the tenants affairs.
We require a minimum of 2 weeks notice following a bereavement. This should allow you enough time to clear the property, however, if you need more time, please ask us and we can extend this.
Check list for ending a tenancy following a bereavement
Dealing with the property can be upsetting and complicated. We have put together a quick check list which we hope will be helpful.
Once you have left the property, we will conduct a full inspection and assess for repairs or damage.
If any repairs are needed as a result of wilful or accidental damage or alterations for which you did not have permission, there will be charges for the cost of repairs.
We will also charge to remove any rubbish or unwanted belongings left behind.