The deed of surrender of lease, sometimes referred to as an ‘end of tenancy agreement’ or ‘deed of surrender of tenancy’, is one of the most useful documents available to landlords. Here, we’ve partnered with LHS Solicitors’ elXtr to bring you a free, customisable template.
Why use an elXtr template?
elXtr is a digital legal platform that provides legal solutions particularly for entrepreneurs. Your legal needs will be different to larger enterprises and elXtr takes that into account. It’s why we’ve partnered with them to bring you quality, relevant legal documentation.
What is a deed of surrender of lease?
A deed of surrender of lease is a document that’s used when a landlord and their tenant have agreed to terminate a lease early.
Ending a tenancy early shouldn’t have to be difficult, provided that both parties have discharged their responsibilities, and mutually agree on the termination. This deed of surrender template makes the process simple.
You should note, however, that a deed of surrender may not be necessary in every circumstance. For example, it may not be needed if you are ending an assured shorthold tenancy past its initial term. Similarly, if you are seeking repossession because of rent arrears or illegal activity on the property, there are other legal routes you should follow.
The deed of surrender of lease template
In cases in which both you and the tenant wish to break a tenancy before the end of its term, this free, downloadable PDF will help you tie up the legal side. You can customise it as you wish, ensuring that it is suited specifically to your needs.
Remember that you will still need to return the deposit, or instruct that the approved deposit protection scheme release it to the tenant.
Deed of surrender of lease - free Word document for download
If you would like to make changes and don’t have Adobe Acrobat, you can also download our deed of surrender of lease sample in Word format.
This document has been produced by LHS so we can’t take responsibility for its contents. We’d recommend you take professional advice before making any important decisions based on its contents.