You should go about this in an orderly way. The first and most important thing is to give written notice that is signed by all the tenants. “Written notice” is something like this, typed or handwritten on a piece of paper.
|123 High Street
Date: 1st January 2016
Dear Your Lets
This is to let you know that we wish to terminate the tenancy on 1st March 2016 and vacate the property on or before that date.
Please let us know what we have to do in preparation for this.
(Signed) Tenant 1, Tenant 2…
Put your own address at the top.
Next, put the date on which you write the letter.
Next, put in the date on which you want the tenancy to end.
All the tenants should sign it – so if you are three people sharing all three need to sign.
Most of our tenancies ask for one month’s notice to expire on a rent day so you should bear that in mind when making your plans. You can give more notice than that – if your new house is going to be ready in six weeks say you can give 6 weeks notice and provided you pay the rent for the extra two weeks that will be fine.
When the letter is written and signed you should send it to us at our office and we will then reply with the procedure that will be followed.