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    I am a landlord with an AST dated 24th December for a fixed term of 6 months until 23rd June. I want to give my tenant noitce to vacate as he is yet to pay the rent due 24th May and he has persistanyl late with rent. Can I serve Section 21 to end the tenancy on 23rd June which is wehn the fixed term would normally end or does I need to give him 2 months notice?

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    Have a good read of this site but the quick answer is that a S21 needs to give two months notice, and you need to gain possession at the end of a rent period, i.e. to allow them to pay for a full months rent.

    Be careful with due dates, and the wording that you are requiring possession after such a date etc.

    Kind regards,

    John

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      Originally posted by magskate View Post
      I am a landlord with an AST dated 24th December for a fixed term of 6 months until 23rd June. I want to give my tenant noitce to vacate as he is yet to pay the rent due 24th May and he has persistanyl late with rent. Can I serve Section 21 to end the tenancy on 23rd June which is wehn the fixed term would normally end or does I need to give him 2 months notice?
      If you serve before 23 June, use s.21(1)(b) Notice. This will run for two months exactly, after which you can start proceedings.
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