Notice to End Tenancy (On a Death)

Latest revision date: August 2020
Revision due date: August 2021


Who is this form for?


Use this form if you are ending the tenancy on behalf of a tenant who has died and the property will be empty. If you want to tell us that a joint tenant has died or the tenant has died and you want to take over the tenancy use this Application to Succeed form

Please note that we normally advertise vacancies before the keys are handed in. We don't include the property number in the advert and we would never ask a prospective new tenant the view the property.

Protecting your personal data

By completing this form you acknowledge that we will follow our responsibilities under data protection legislation. We will store the information securely, share it with partners and other statutory agencies where we have the right under law to do this, use it only for the purpose it was provided and process it as set out in our privacy policy. For more information please see our privacy policy on our website

Extending or cancelling your notice

If we allow you permission to extend or cancel your tenancy termination, your gas and electric may have already switched over to our preferred supplier for which you would be responsible for.

Please note this form only gives you one hour to complete, if you need more time simply click on the ‘SAVE FORM’ button at the end of this form.

  • Tenant's Information
  • Tenant's First Name (This must be answered) *

  • Tenant's Last Name (This must be answered) *

  • Tenant's Date of Birth

  • When did the tenant pass away

  • Address (You are giving notice on) This question must be answered *

  • The date you want the tenancy to end
  • You can give as much or as little notice as you need to end a tenancy on the death of a tenant, however rent will still be charged until the date the tenancy ends (tenancies always end on a Sunday). If the tenant got housing benefit, in some circumstances the benefit may cover some of the notice period. For more information about benefits please phone 01226 787787.
  • Please tell us when you want the tenancy to end

  • Your Information
  • First Name (Must be answered) *

  • Last Name (Must be answered) *

  • Address (Must be answered) *

  • Phone number (Must be answered) *

  • Email Address

  • Are you the tenants next of kin?

  • Please give name and contact details if known

  • Are you the tenants Executor of Estate?

  • Please give name and contact details if known

  • Please note that we normally advertise vacancies before the keys are handed in. We don't include the property number in the advert and we would never ask a prospective new tenant to view the property. Would you please tell us the date of the funeral

  • What is the date of the funeral (we will not advertise the property before this date)?

  • Please use this space if you have more information or questions you want to ask about ending this tenancy

  • Property Details
  • Please answer the following questions regarding the tenant’s property (if you know the answers)
  • What is the property type?

  • How many bedrooms are there?

  • What bathroom facilities does the property have?

  • Does the property have a downstairs toilet?

  • Are there any adaptions or special features? (Must be answered) *

  • Please give details

  • What type of heating is in the property?

  • Upload Documents
  • Please use this section to upload a copy of the death certificate and any other information that you feel is relevant
  • Documents

    You can upload the following file types: JPG, PDF, PNG
    Please note if you are going to save this form instead of submitting, you will need to upload your file when you submit.

  • Confirmation
  • By completing this form you acknowledge that we will follow our responsibilities under data protection legislation. We will store the information securely, share it with partners and other statutory agencies where we have the right under law to do this, use it only for the purpose it was provided and process it as set out in our privacy policy. For more information please see our privacy policy on our website

    By signing at the bottom of this section I declare that I fully understand and agree with the following statements to end my tenancy:-
    • The information I have given on this form is correct at the time of completion. 
    • If you later find that I have deliberately supplied false information or omitted to supply information, you may take action.
    • It may result in a delay in us acting on your request if I have not completed this form fully.
    • I understand the property must be left clean and clear and that you may charge the cost of cleaning, clearing or repairing damage to the deceased's estate.
    • All keys (including windows and outbuildings) and communal/laundry door fobs must be returned by 12noon on the Monday following my termination date. Failure to do so will result in a further weeks rent being payable.
    • If there are any outstanding electricity or gas payments to this property, then we will make contact with the next of kin or executor of estate.
    • I understand that you may find a new tenant for the property before the tenancy ends. This may include advertising the property.
    • I have or will have read the information about ending a tenancy and what this means to give up a council tenancy on your website (www.berneslaihomes.co.uk).
  • Confirmation (Must be answered) *