Landlord Wants AST Renewal After AST>SPT Transition

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    Originally posted by yetanothertenant View Post
    ......The agents used the FORM 6A, I assume this is a valid format?...
    Format probably valid yes: Also possibly means agent is viewing this thread.
    ....The January 2016 How to Rent guide was provided at original AST start, however, the January 2018 How to Rent guide has not been provided at any time. I believe the S21 is therefore INVALID....
    Fine. Wait till court papers arrive then point this out to the court: If you need more advice the shelter website or their helpline, 0808 800 4444.
    ....The S21 requires me to leave after 15/06/18, which is not 2 months notice from the start of the next statutory rent payment period (01/05/18), nor is it aligned to the next notional period from the contractual date (19/04/18). I believe the S21 is therefore INVALID.
    Maybe not since a court case ruling a year or so ago......
    ....The Land Registry Title shows the correct landlord’s name, but has his address as the rented property. According to the MSE Forum, this is improper if he has a BTL mortgage, though it may be via a Consent to Let:....
    Could be: Or more likely he doesn't have a BTL mortgage and lender doesn't know and would have the right to both charge more interest and/or re-possess. Lenders name probably on deeds.

    Or more he could be on the fiddle, not declaring his rental income, claiming he lives there...

    Ask agent - in writing - for landlord address. Criminal offence if not provided in 21 days. Funny how many agents seem to not understand this.

    In your shoes I'd write (forget 'phoning they won't speak to you) the lender pointing our address issue and also grass landlord up to HMRC for possible tax fraud.

    I 'ates crooks & cheats - be they landlord, agent, tenant, MP.....

    Even if s21 is valid it does not end tenancy nor require you to leave, but if you staff there may be court and perhaps bailiff fees. Even for valid s21 you have months more there beyond s21 expiry date.
    I am legally unqualified: If you need to rely on advice check it with a suitable authority - eg a solicitor specialising in landlord/tenant law...


      If the landlord is "frequently" abroad, they'll have to be in the UK when the possession hearing happens or retain a solicitor to act for them.
      When I post, I am expressing an opinion - feel free to disagree, I have been wrong before.
      Please don't act on my suggestions without checking with a grown-up (ideally some kind of expert).


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