Do you need a form to record an agreement with your tenant that the tenancy has ended? If so download this free form.
There are generally four ways in which residential tenancies end:
'Surrender' is the legal term for an agreement between the landlord and tenant that the tenancy will end.
A surrender can occur during both a periodic and fixed term tenancy. The basic idea is that landlords and tenants are free to end the tenancy if they both want to.
A surrender often happens where a tenant wants the tenancy to end and the landlord consents to regaining possession of the dwelling immediately, rather than insisting on the tenant serving notice (or holding a fixed term tenant to the end of the term).
Ending a tenancy by mutual agreement is best done in writing if possible. For the landlord a written agreement should prevent a dispute arising subsequently about whether there was an effective agreement to end the tenancy.
You can download the form here.
If it's a joint tenancy both tenants will need to sign the form.