Other options There are a range of schemes available to support tenants who are looking to move into Low Cost Home Ownership schemes. Further information is available from the Lettings team or contact FirstSteps www.firststepslondon.org Ending your tenancy When you move out of your home you must: • Give us at least 4 weeks notice in writing, telling us that you want to end your tenancy and the date you are moving out. We understand for transfers to another housing association or local authority property this may not always be possible. In these circumstances we would ask that you tell us you have been made an offer, and if you accept the offer that you inform us immediately of your moving in date. • You must provide us with your new address. Any forwarding address given will be treated as strictly confidential. • Make sure that you repair or replace any fittings that you have broken or changed without our approval. If you do not, we may charge you the reasonable cost of carrying out the works ourselves. • To ensure that there are no problems identified when you leave, where possible, please arrange for your housing officer to visit prior to leaving your home. • Make sure that you clear out your belongings and leave the property clean and tidy. We will charge you a reasonable cost if we have to pay for disposing of any of your possessions that are left behind. This will include removing any floor covering or materials which you have installed during your tenancy. You will otherwise be charged the cost of returning the property to its original condition. • Make sure that your rent is paid up to date and your keys and entry door fobs are handed in to your Local Housing Centre by 12 noon on the Monday your tenancy ends. We will continue to charge you rent until your keys have been returned. If you do not pay any rent that is owed, we will pursue you for the debt which could result in legal action against you. • You must not leave anybody in your home.