Ending a tenancy on behalf of someone else

You may need to end a tenancy on behalf of someone else when:

  • the tenant has died
  • the tenant isn't capable of ending the tenancy themselves

Once you have the documents you need you can complete our End a tenancy on behalf of someone else form.

When the tenant has died

To end the tenancy you must provide:

  • a copy of the death certificate
  • proof you are the executor of the will

Citizen's Advice Bureau provide independent help with dealing with wills.

Please also read our guidance on what to do when a tenant dies.

When the tenant isn't capable of ending the tenancy themselves

This is usually when the tenant moves into a care home or hospital.

To end the tenancy you must provide proof you have power of attorney.

Citizen's Advice Bureau provide independent help with managing affairs for someone else.