Ending tenancy at end of fixed-term

You can use this sample letter as a formal Notice of Termination if you want to leave at the end of a fixed-term agreement. It must be served in accordance with the Residential Tenancies Act 2010 – by mail, email (to an email address specified by the person for the service of documents of that kind), or in person. See Factsheet 9: You Want To Leave for more information.

Copy and paste the template letter below or download a copy from the link above. Remember to substitute your details for the details contained in [square brackets].

[Your name and address]


[Landlord’s or agent’s name and address]

Dear …

Re: Termination of tenancy agreement at [your address]

Our [number of months]-month residential tenancy agreement ends on [date].

As required under section 96 of the Residential Tenancies Act 2010, I am writing to give you 14 days notice. I will be giving vacant possession of the above premises on [date].

I will be in contact with you closer to this date to arrange a time when we can both inspect the premises, complete a condition report and I can return the keys to you.

Yours sincerely

[T Tenant]