The end of a tenancy can be a stressful time for everyone involved. As a landlord, you can make the transition from one tenancy to another much smoother by being prepared.
First things first, as soon as you know when a tenancy is due to finish, make a note in your diary straightaway. By allowing enough time to get everything sorted, you remove a whole lot of stress at the end of the tenancy.
If a tenant is going to leave, here are a few practical tips to bear in mind when the time comes:
The more attention that is paid to ending the tenancy in an orderly manner, the less likely it is that there’ll be any problems or misunderstanding about how the tenancy can best come to an end. It’s usually a good idea to confirm anything that is agreed in writing. Follow up any problems as quickly as you can – and record these in writing as well.