S21 dates on weekly tenancy

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    I have just taken over some properties from another agent and the landlord wants me to serve S21 on those in arrears. I never deal with weekly tenancies and thus am a little confused!.

    Tenancy started Friday 9th Jan 2009 for one week and thereafter weekly.....

    tenant has to give landlord four weeks notice in writing expiring on a monday (according to the agreement)

    I know I have to give at least 2 months notice but 8 weeks notice is not always 2 months so unsure as to what dates I need to give.

    Logically I am thinking that I can give notice on a monday and it has to end on a sunday?

    can anyone help me??

    Thanks guys.

  • #2
    Assuming that these are ASTs, created as contractual weekly tenancies, the Notice is under s.21(4)(a). It must run for at least two months and then up to the end of a tenancy week (i.e. ending at the end of a Thursday).
    JEFFREY SHAW, solicitor [and Topic Expert], Nether Edge Law*
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    • #3
      Thanks so much jeffrey, I was thinking it had to end on a sunday as the monday was rent payment date but as start date was a friday then it ends on a thursday.

      Cheers!

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      • #4
        Glad to help.
        Thinks: there is a Rent Book or equivalent, I hope. See s.4 of LTA 1985.
        JEFFREY SHAW, solicitor [and Topic Expert], Nether Edge Law*
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        • #5
          yes, I have all the payments of LHA up to date its justv arrears built up from previously and the agent at that time doing nothing about it!

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          • #6
            That's an answer; but not to the question that I asked!
            JEFFREY SHAW, solicitor [and Topic Expert], Nether Edge Law*
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            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.
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            • #7
              oops! there is no rent book! previous managing agent was a sheltered housing organisation and they never gave them one.

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              • #8
                Hi
                I appreciate this is an old thread, but I need to clear up the last point.
                Would the absence of a rent book as required by LLT Act '85 mean that any s21 notice would be invalid? I can see from the act that not providing a rent book is 'an offence', but I can't see any reference to it invalidating a s21 notice (similar to the way the deposit scheme works).

                Thanks in advance.

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                • #9
                  No it would not invalidate the s.21 notice.

                  But as you said it's an offence in itself for which you risk being fined. So you still should provide a rent book...

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                  • #10
                    Thanks for the quick reply. Most appreciated.

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