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    Section 21 received -2mths notice

    Hi

    Found my hand delivered section 21 on the stairs earlier today.

    I was under the impression based on government site and other advice sites that a minimum of 4mths notice was required from 01/06/2021.

    The cover letter from agent landlord has hired to complete this and Form 6a both state I have only 2 mths notice.

    What do I do here? Do I have to get legal advice to challenge this or can I just contact the agent and say sorry this is wrong it has to be minimum 4mths?

    I have contacted a solicitor, which I’m waiting for a callback on Monday to discuss but wondered if anyone could offer any advice.

    Thanks


    #2
    Duplicate post.

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      #3
      I only see I’ve posted this once, I think you have confused yourself with my reply on my other topic. Thanks anyway.

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        #4
        From 1st June it is 4 months notice. Let the landlord assume they are right and when he realises in two months time that they are wrong they will have to send another section 21 to make it right.

        Don’t remind them it is not your job to educate as it is in your. best interests.

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          #5
          Thank you! I’ve actually noticed now that the agent has used an outdated Form 6a. They must have changed a few times over the last few months. It does not have the modified Coronavirus Act 2020 details on the one received.

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            #6
            If the agent has got this wrong it would make me question what other things they might have got wrong wrt deposit protection, epc, gas safety etc.

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              #7
              This is first time an agent has had anything to do with my verbal contract with landlord. I’ve lived here 4.5 yrs. I never received any paperwork from landlord in all that time. I requested deposit scheme details yesterday, landlord can’t locate them and then within minutes of sending that email had returned the deposit into my account.



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                #8
                You should request proof that it was protected and possible grounds for claiming 3 times the amount of it was not protected at the start of the tenancy.

                click on below for further information.


                https://www.tenancydepositscheme.com...sit-protected/

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                  #9
                  Thanks, I did request that information yesterday but he can’t locate it. I’ve had one out the three schemes reply so far so will hopefully know soon.

                  I doubt I can make a claim seeing as he willingly transferred it back to me prior to issuing the (invalid) section 21

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                    #10
                    I believe you still can despite landlord handing it back but please check first with legal advice.

                    end of the day it should have been put in a protected scheme within 30 days handing the full amount back 4 years later is too late and proof that he didn’t.

                    https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/ho...deposit-rules/

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                      #11
                      Can't read the photo on a real computer. TOO small.

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                        #12
                        The notice is invalid, and will have no effect.
                        You are under no obligation to let the landlord or agent know that.

                        You can make a claim for the lack of deposit protection for up to six years after if should have been protected.
                        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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                          #13
                          Why not just find somewhere else to live, it's not your house .... Or be as awkward as you can be , delay the inevitable by a couple of months then find no- one else will rent to you as you've shown yourself to be a pain . Plenty of decent tenants out there, with Covid and the recent legislative changes I would move out , be nice get a reasonable reference , but hey I'm pragmatic

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                            #14
                            They are finding somewhere else to live at the maximum time available to them. Not their problem the landlord can’t work out simple deposit protection laws or how much time they should be giving their tenants. This thread wouldn’t exist otherwise would it.

                            Also, it is their house while they are renting it. If the next landlord got a bad reference then they can state why ie the landlord being a complete nonce. Not protecting the deposit gave wrong notice period and got told by a superior mind to give 4 months.

                            Bad attitude on the landlord behalf isn’t the tenants problem.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Grim View Post
                              Why not just find somewhere else to live, it's not your house .... Or be as awkward as you can be , delay the inevitable by a couple of months then find no- one else will rent to you as you've shown yourself to be a pain . Plenty of decent tenants out there, with Covid and the recent legislative changes I would move out , be nice get a reasonable reference , but hey I'm pragmatic
                              Not the word that sounds to mind sir/madam!

                              House is tenant's property whilst there's a tenancy - even if not paying the rent
                              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...

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