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    Hi

    I moved into a reted house last nov on a 6 mth tenancy, have always paid rent on time. I have had a few issues with the property which the landlord has not always been good at sorting. Last night I recieved a note through the letterbox saying " This letter is to confirm that as from 6th May we will not be renewing your tenancy " I thought I had to be issued with a section 21 notice.
    So my query, is this legal and right and also if I find alternative accommadation before 6th May when the 6 mths is up do I still have to pay rent till then even if I move out before.
    Thanks for your help.

    #2
    Unless you can come to some arrangement with your Landlord, yes you will have to pay rent for the full six months.

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      #3
      Originally posted by katrinahale View Post
      Hi

      I moved into a reted house last nov on a 6 mth tenancy, have always paid rent on time. I have had a few issues with the property which the landlord has not always been good at sorting. Last night I recieved a note through the letterbox saying " This letter is to confirm that as from 6th May we will not be renewing your tenancy " I thought I had to be issued with a section 21 notice.
      So my query, is this legal and right and also if I find alternative accommadation before 6th May when the 6 mths is up do I still have to pay rent till then even if I move out before.
      Thanks for your help.
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        #4
        Hi Thanks for that whilst I never planned on this being long term I really did not want to move just yet. Having said that I will not make any waves and try to find alternative accomadation but if I do move out before so as not to be akward am I still liable for rent until 6th may if so I may as well ask for a section 21.

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          #5
          Yes you are still liable till 6th may but I suspect if your LL wants you gone he may be glad of an earlier departure and waive this?!

          Hardly seems worth making him issue a S21. You'll ask him, he'll issue one, and all you've achieved is possibly looking pedantic?

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            #6
            You need to get it in writing from the Landlord if he is willing to let you leave early, and if he will waive the rent. Otherwise, as you suspect, you may be out of pocket.

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              #7
              Hi

              Looking pedantic does not cost me money whereas moving out early may do. The landlord knew I wanted to stay untill the summer at least because of my situation but she did not even call to discuss the matter just shoved a note through the door. Whist I would prefer to be amicable about this she has not even returned my calls.

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                #8
                Well I guess in that case then you could always wait till 6th May and tell her you're not leaving as she didn't issue the correct notice, and hey presto you have your summer at the house! Or most of it!

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by katrinahale View Post
                  Looking pedantic does not cost me money
                  But what possible benefit is there to you in informing the LL she's not given you the required form of notice?!

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