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    We are five friends renting a house from a landlord without any written contract. We pay rent weekly. We knew that the house was on the market but the landlord did not let us know that a sale has been agreed.

    He then gave us only 2 and a half week's notice (over Christmas!) to vacate the property. I know that he has not yet exchanged contracts and wish to do so the day after us vacating the property.

    I read up a bit and know that in the case where a periodic tenancy follows a fixed term contract, the landlord has to give us 2 month's notice. Although, we never had a fixed term contract so not too sure. Can anyone please give some advice?

  • #2
    When did you move into the house?
    Does the landlord live at the house, or use it as his main residence?
    Is the house in England or Wales?
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      And, assuming that L granted only one letting of the whole house, does the rate of rent (annualised) exceed £25 000?
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        When did you move into the house? - The one girl has been living there for more than a year. The rest of us for about 2 months. we moved in knowing that the house might be sold anytime, but expected more notice.Does the landlord live at the house, or use it as his main residence? No
        Is the house in England or Wales?. In London

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        • #5
          We pay £410 per week so less than£25K per year?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by gideonbot View Post
            When did you move into the house? - The one girl has been living there for more than a year. The rest of us for about 2 months. we moved in knowing that the house might be sold anytime, but expected more notice.Does the landlord live at the house, or use it as his main residence? No
            Is the house in England or Wales?. In London
            And, assuming that L granted only one letting of the whole house, does the rate of rent (annualised) exceed £25 000?
            JEFFREY SHAW, solicitor [and Topic Expert], Nether Edge Law*
            1. Public advice is believed accurate, but I accept no legal responsibility except to direct-paying private clients.
            2. Telephone advice: see http://www.landlordzone.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=34638.
            3. For paid advice about conveyancing/leaseholds/L&T, contact me* and become a private client.
            4. *- Contact info: click on my name (blue-highlight link).

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