Moving Out

If you decide you want to move out of your home you must write to tell us at least four weeks before the date you want to leave – this is called your ‘notice period’. The notice period must always start from a Monday.Even if you’re moving to another Watmos property, we’ll arrange for a housing officer to visit you and inspect the property to check you haven’t caused any damage or made any alterations.

What do I need to do before I move out?

There are a number of things you need to do before you move:

  • Leave the property empty, clean and in good condition.
  • Carry out any repairs or redecoration we tell you need doing. If you don’t carry out the work, we might charge you the cost of getting it done, and if you’re transferring to another one of our homes we could stop the move.
  • Return all the keys – including the gas card and electric key, if you have them – to your local office by 12pm on the Monday your tenancy ends.
  • Give us your new address.
  • Continue to pay rent until your tenancy has ended. Make sure your rent account is clear and that any other debt you have with us is paid off. If you still owe rent payments when you leave, we could take legal action against you.

What if it’s a joint tenancy, and one person wants to leave?

The entire tenancy agreement will end. The resident who would like to stay at the property will need to speak to us and discuss their options.

What happens if a resident has died?

We’ll ask a relative or the person responsible for the resident’s affairs to write to us to end the tenancy, with a copy of the death certificate. We’ll work with and support the family through the notice period and provide advice and guidance if they need it. For more information, contact your local TMO office