Failing To Vacate At Agreed Date

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    Failing To Vacate At Agreed Date

    My tenant gave notice to move out next month but now wants to stay an extra month. This would be very inconvenient for me for personal reasons and I would prefer he moves out at the agreed date. I assume there is little I can do to prevent him staying if he chooses not to go?

    #2
    Remind him he'll be liable for double rent. (The 1737 Act)

    But in reality, if they stay, v tricky to quickly evict.

    Why to you think notice was valid? What was EXACT wording please (no names or address).. Did you formally accept notice & can prove it ? (Eg by email...)
    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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      #3
      If the tenant's notice was valid, or you accepted it and it became valid, you can move to evict as soon as the tenant's notice expires.

      If it's only really going to be a month, they'd be gone before the legal action kicks in.
      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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        #4
        Just say sorry, but no. If necessary remind them that their tenancy ends with the expiry of their notice and they will become trespassers if they dont leave. You are entitled to change the locks.

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          #5
          Originally posted by theartfullodger View Post
          Why to you think notice was valid? What was EXACT wording please (no names or address).. Did you formally accept notice & can prove it ? (Eg by email...)
          it was informal, by text message saying that he needed to move out of the property by a given date, giving a reason why and I replied thanking him for his notice.

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            #6
            In that case his notice is probably invalid. You may have made it valid by your response, but I have no idea whether you can hold him to it legally.

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