Guide for industrial and commercial tenants

What happens at the end of your tenancy

Tenant’s obligations

Once you have advised us that you intend to move out, we will send a letter detailing what you must do at the termination of your building lease. The keys for the property should be returned to our specified office by the termination date. You must provide final meter readings to your utility suppliers such as water and electricity, and provide us with all relevant details of your accounts with them so we can ensure a problem free transfer back to us.


As your premises are let on a full repairing and insuring basis, you must maintain the premises in good order. Therefore, at the end of your lease, you will be required to carry out certain repairs to bring the property up to a reasonable standard.

In order to ensure that the unit is returned in good order, the property will be inspected to identify if any outstanding items of work require attention prior to the termination date. Should any such works be identified, you will be required to put these right.

This potentially includes:

  • Internal and external redecoration
  • Ensuring that the electrical distribution system is in good order and supplying us with a current EICR electrical report at termination of the lease certifying that the entire electrical installation is in a ‘Satisfactory’ condition
  • Gas appliances (if any) on the premises should also be inspected by a CORGI registered contractor and a gas safety certificate provided
  • Providing us with any other appropriate certification of specialist equipment at termination of the lease
  • Removing all tenant’s items including fixed items and alterations, irrespective of whether or not the landlords consent has been obtained, unless at the landlord’s discretion they are to be retained
  • Any other repairs and making good under the terms of your lease