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Moving out notice as a licensee

  • 13-01-2022 10:37am
    Moderators, Category Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 50,505 CMod ✭✭✭✭

    I'm just curious what is the proper amount of notice to give when leaving as a licensee renting a room?

    Thanks in advance.


  • Registered Users Posts: 329 ✭✭DFB-D

    Generally what is in the contract or if nothing there, agree a notice period.

    If not agreed, a notice period given needs to be reasonable which is objective based on the circumstances.

  • Registered Users Posts: 329 ✭✭DFB-D

  • Registered Users Posts: 39,998 ✭✭✭✭ohnonotgmail

    Absent an agreement to the contrary a a licencee do not have to be given a notice period when asked to leave. similarly a licencee does not have to give notice when leaving.

  • Registered Users Posts: 9,978 ✭✭✭Caranica

    I agreed a four week notice period with any lodgers I've had. There's always flexibility in that where circumstances dictate a shorter time frame is needed.

  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 50,505 CMod ✭✭✭✭Retr0gamer


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,703 ✭✭✭Xterminator

    i would suggest the period of time for which you pay your rent is the minimum notice. so if you pay weekly, a weeks notice and if monthly then a month and so on.

    if your planning to leave the landlord might want to start looking around for replacement tenants & you could avoid any unhappiness if you can agree a mutually agreeable leaving date that doesn't leave anyone in the lurch.

  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 6,804 Mod ✭✭✭✭Raichu

    While there’s no requirement to give notice, I wouldn’t just say nothing either.

    obviously no need to write a letter or anything just give them a fair warning you’re looking to head out soon and if you have a date in mind. As advised earlier if you’re paying weekly leave the day before or day your next payment would be due and the same for monthly.