Tenant wants to change leaving date after giving notice

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    Well for a start, as MdeB says, it talks about paying double rent, which isn't really helpful.

    It uses "time" instead of "date" to refer to when a notice expires, and I think it actually does mean time, rather than date, that's not a change in meaning. Notices shouldn't have times.

    Every other section of it has been repealed or replaced, so it's a 23 section act with one active section.

    It uses the legal formulation of the 18th Century, with an introduction and then remedy*. There's no conventional legal formatting. You couldn't really expect anyone to read it and understand it easily.

    Apart from that, it's probably fine.

    *The US constitution uses the same formulation - "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." And that's not been controversial at all...
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      Originally posted by jpkeates View Post
      Every other section of it has been repealed or replaced, so it's a 23 section act with one active section..
      I believe that that is because the rest of the act was to do with distress, i.e. seizing tenant's goods in lieu of unpaid rent; distress for rent has been abolished. Interestingly (to me) the repeals have been over a period of about 130 years.

      The double rent section is not about distress, it just happens to sit in the Distress for Rent Act.


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