Ending your tenancy

Cornwall Housing wants you to move out with as little fuss and cost to you as possible. Please read the Ending your tenancy - a how-to guide carefully to make sure it goes smoothly and saves you money!

End your tenancy form

How to end your tenancy

Failure to follow the steps below may cost you money

  • Complete the online form or use the form in our booklet Ending your tenancy - a how-to guide.

  • Inform your gas and electric providers that you are leaving. You will need to provide the meter reading and the date of the move

  • Inform South West Water that you are leaving. You will need to provide the meter reading and the date of the move.

  • Clear any rent arrears in full OR contact your Rent Management Officer on 0300 1234 161

  • Leave the property in a clean condition and rectify any problems. A checklist is available to help you in our booklet Ending your tenancy - a how-to guide.

Clearance charges

You could get charged for the condition you leave your house in. Below are the charges it could cost you to move:

Main Property

Clear Main Property (Cost includes labour, transport and commercial waste charges and taxes)

Clearance workCurrent Amount

One off fee and charges per item as below

£100.00

Small items (each)

£10.00

Large items (Sofa. White goods, other furniture etc)(each)

£40.00

Maximum charge for house clearance

£2,500

Outbuildings

Clear Outbuilding (Cost includes labour, transport and commercial waste charges and taxes)

Clearance workCurrent Amount

One off fee and charge per item as below

£100.00

Small items (each)

£10.00

Large items (Sofa. White goods, other furniture etc)(each)

£40.00

Maximum charge for clearing outbuilding

£500.00

Garage

Clear Garage (Cost includes labour, transport and commercial waste charges and taxes)

Clearance workCurrent Amount

One off fee and charge per item as below

£100.00

Small items (each)

£10.00

Large items (Sofa. White goods, other furniture etc)(each)

£40.00

Maximum charge for clearing garage

£500.00

Garden

Cut and Tidy Garden (Charge depends on size and condition of the garden)

Clearance workCurrent Amount
Minimum charge

£100.00

Maximum charge

£500.00

Locks

Work requiredCurrent Amount

Change Lock (per lock)
If not all keys returned (including outbuildings)

£30.00

Drill out lock
Charge in addition to above if no keys returned

£50.00

Change Garage Lock
If key not returned

£115.00

General

Work requiredCurrent Amount

Renew internal door
(missing/beyond repair)

£120.00

Repair/rehang internal door

£50.00

Renew kitchen worktop
(minimum charge depends on length, cut and type of worktop

£100.00

Renew skirting (per metre)
Usually required when laminate floor has been laid without permission and the skirting has been incorrectly fitted. Charges also made for the removal of the laminate flooring

£7.00

Remove tenants own fittings - removal of taps/light fittings etc - per item

£50.00

Electrics

Work requiredCurrent Amount

To replace any broken electrical fitting (plus cost of fitting)

£45.00

To attend to find faulty tenant alteration/appliance

£45.00