I think technically, if you move out on the last day then you do not need to do anything. Generally though you should give 1 months notice and then move out. If you stay over the 6 months, then it rolls into a monthly tneancy and you need to give 1 months notice of leaving.
also, despite what the contract says, the LL cannot force you to have viewings. He has a right to access the property at 24 hours notice to inspect it or carry out repairs, but not for viewings. It would be nice of you to agree to some though.
assuming you are the tenant, and are in England/Wales...
you give one months' notice in writing, to expire on the date the rent is normally paid. That is writing - a letter, sent by recorded delivery, although an email copy won't hurt. You can send earlier if you like.
in it, tell the landlord you look forward to a date for checkout/inventory check, and remind him/her that deposit repayment is due 10 days after unless there are any disputes.
you could just leave at the end, but you need the above things to happen so make arrangements.
your landlord gives 2 months notice so even if they want you to leave, you might not have heard from them yet.
Thank you very much, I shall ensure it is in writing etc.
If they dare try and withhold any of my deposit... the place was minging and filthy when we got the keys, has a damp problem they refuse to resolve but I wouldn't put anything past them. The agency are completely unprofessional but in this town the majority of renters are students or full housing benefit recipients and somehow they are used to getting away with treating all tenants like sh*t, makes me so upset and angry.
yes, well, that is the unregulated lettings agent industry for you. Not good.
you do, I take it, have the prescribed information that shows that your deposit was protected in one of the 3 approved schemes within 30 days of the start of the tenancy BY THE LANDLORD? If not, you can sue for 3 times its value. The deposit protection scheme has been in place since 2007 to stop precisely the type of concern you raise and covers ALL tenants in England and Wales.