Hi, My tenant has been with me for 9.5 years on AST. He’s told me he’s planning to leave (change personal circumstances), but NOT given firm date or notice. He does owe me some rent (c. 6 weeks), but he is currently redecorating property and with remainder of deposit (pre DPS) I’m happy to let him go and write-off balance owed to me (if he does this weekend as I’ve heard on grapevine).
Question: I was about to download surrender doc to take with me, but I see you suggest notice to quit is more frequently used.
Now, I am unsure which to use. I will take the keys this weekend (if handed to me), although at that stage I still would not have been given formal notice by the tenant. I would like to end this tenancy so that I am safe to re-let as already have interested people…
Please can you advise?