My tenants started their tennacy on the 20th of February 2016. I served a Termination Notice on the grounds that their Part 4 Tenancy was ending. I served the correct forms and gave the relevant notice period. The tenancy termination date is the 26th February 2020.
My tenants have suggested that I need to provide the RTB with a copy of the Termination Notice – is this correct?
A valid Notice of Termination is required in order to end a tenancy. Changes to the legislation effective from 4th June 2019 have introduced new obligations and procedures for landlords ending a tenancy.
Where a tenancy has lasted more than 6 months, a landlord serving a Notice of Termination must complete a Notice of Termination Return Form and attach a copy of the Termination Notice in question. These documents must be sent to the Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) within 28 days of the expiration of the tenancy termination date.
The above is applicable if you are terminating for one of the following reasons:
- if the landlord or a family member want to live in the property
- sale of property
- significant refurbishment
- change of the use of the property.
However, if the reason for terminating the tenancy is that the Part 4 is ending , you are not required to provide the RTB with a copy of the Termination Notice.
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