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Ending your tenancy

Ending your tenancy

If you are a tenant of Chesterfield Borough Council and you are looking to leave your home, you are required to provide at least four full weeks' notice in writing, to end on a Monday.

You are required to complete a termination notice, which is dated upon receipt of your completed form into the office. Termination forms are available from (and can be returned to) the Housing Solutions Centre. You will receive a copy of the termination notice for your records.

If we receive a notice on a Monday then your tenancy will end five weeks from that date. Notices received on a Tuesday to Friday will end four weeks from the following Monday. Please be aware that we are not available to take notices on a Saturday or Sunday.

During your notice period you remain responsible for the rent in accordance with the terms of your tenancy agreement.

You are required to return your keys to the Housing Solutions Centre, 71a Low Pavements, Chesterfield, before 12 noon on the day your tenancy ends. You will receive a receipt for your keys which you are advised to keep.

Please note: If your property has a key fob you are required to return this with your keys.

You are required to leave the property in a clean and tidy condition. Any items left in the property will be disposed of and you may be recharged for the removal. If there is any damage to the property which is not wear and tear, you will be recharged for the costs incurred to repair the damage.


If you are ending the tenancy due to the death of your family member, please do not hesitate to contact the Housing Solutions Team on 01246 345 700 if you have any questions.

We will need to see a copy of the death certificate and the next of kin is the only person who can terminate the tenancy. If there is no next of kin please advise the Housing Solutions Assistant.

Once the property has been cleared we will end the tenancy early providing the keys are returned to the Housing Solutions Centre. 

Unwanted furniture

If you have furniture that you no longer require and it is in good condition, we can recommend contacting the North Derbyshire Furniture Project, who help people moving into their own accommodation who have no furniture. Please contact 01246 564 920 or email

Last updated on 04 January 2016