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End of tenancy and threat of eviction advice

If your landlord wants you to leave your home they must serve notice in the correct legal form.

Even if you have a short-hold tenancy, the landlord cannot ask you to leave at the end of the tenancy term, unless you have been given two month's notice.

If your landlord does not follow the correct procedures for ending your tenancy, they may be committing a criminal offence under protection from eviction legislation.

Do not give up your tenancy

If you are being threatened with eviction it is very important that you stay in your home for as long as you are entitled, provided you feel safe to do so.

You should not give up any tenancy or access to your home without first discussing it with us, as this may affect how we can help you later.

In many cases you will not have to leave your home, until you receive a court order to evict you.

How to get help

If you are worried about losing your home in the next 56 days, please submit a homelessness application.

If you become homeless out-of-hours, contact our out-of-hours team on 01527 406643. You may also be able to self-refer to a hostel or night shelter.

For further advice, contact our team on 01543 308000 or email us at You can also ask for help from places such as a Citizen's Advice Bureau.