Ending your tenancy
If you wish to leave an Orbit property you need to tell us this in writing by providing a Notice to Quit. You can do this online by choosing the appropriate option below.
Please note you can only submit an electronic notice to quit for general needs and older person weekly tenancies. If you have a monthly tenancy, please contact us and we can explain how to end your tenancy by another means.
When you choose an option you will be taken through a form to understand the conditions of ending your tenancy. You will be asked to provide basic information about your current property, for example who your utility suppliers are. This will allow us to ensure that the property can become a home to someone else as quickly as possible so please have this information to hand before you begin.
You will be asked to sign the form electronically once you have entered your information. This is legally the same as you having signed a paper notice to quit and sent to us.
If you are the only tenant named on the tenancy agreement, we will begin to process your Notice to Quit straightaway and we will contact you to confirm your tenancy end date and give you further information regarding the end of your tenancy.
If you have a joint tenancy i.e. you and another person are named on the tenancy agreement, we ask that your joint tenant also signs and you will need to enter into the form the e-mail address of your joint tenant. Once you have completed the form it will automatically go to them to review and sign. We will only receive your form to begin processing it once your joint tenant has also signed it.
Some Orbit tenancies require both joint tenants to sign the notice to quit to be valid i.e. to allow you to end your tenancy. If you have a joint tenancy and you are not able to get the other person to sign, we will review the notice to quit once it is received and will speak to you and advise whether we are able to accept your notice at this time. If you have any queries or concerns about this, please contact us in the first instance and we will be happy to discuss.
Please note, we understand circumstances can sometimes change, however if a valid notice to quit has been given by a customer, this automatically and legally ends the tenancy. It cannot just be retracted. We will review any request to withdraw a notice in line with how the tenancy has been managed and current circumstances, but it is not a given that we will issue a new tenancy. Therefore we ask that you be sure of your decision to end your tenancy, before giving notice.
Please choose the option appropriate to you:
- I want to provide notice for a property where I am the only tenant named on the agreement.
- I want to provide notice for a property where there are two people named on the agreement. We will both provide a signature.
- I want to provide notice for a property where there are two people named on the agreement. I cannot contact the other person to provide a signature.