Notice to Leave and Tenant Leaving Forms
For the New Private Residential Tenancy (PRT), a tenant can end a tenancy at any point during the tenancy regardless of the length if they give 28 days’ written notice.
For a short assured tenancy (SAT), tenants are required to give 2 month’s written notice if they wish to vacate the property otherwise their lease will continue to roll on a 2 monthly rolling contract (with the exception of some fixed term tenancy agreement where the landlord/agent will give notice).
To give notice, a simple email to your property manager with the names of all tenants is sufficient and all tenants must be copied into the email (notification by letter from each tenant is also accepted if you do not use email)
Your property manager will reply confirming the receipt of notice and send you tenant leaving forms and details of the checkout procedure.
Please note that once a notice to quit/notice to leave has been given by the tenant or the landlord/agent, the property will be advertised and viewings will then commence. When properties are tenanted, we limit the viewings to a maximum of 2 per week. During this time we kindly ask that tenants keep the property in a reasonably clean and tidy condition which will help to ensure the property is let quicker and as a result viewings can cease. Tenants are welcome to be present during viewings however we do not expect this as our viewers are able to access with keys and will always be present during the viewings. Tenants will be given 48 hours notice of viewings taking place and the property will be left as it was found (including locks).
If a tenant wishes to exit their tenancy agreement early, they will still be liable for the rent until the end of the agreed tenancy agreement period. Your property manager will be able to talk you through some options regarding finding a replacement tenant if this applies to you.
Further information on the Private Residential Tenancy Agreement can be found on the Scottish Government’s website which is included below
Source: Scottish Government – Private Residential Tenancy: information for tenants