Giving notice

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

    Giving notice

    Hi,

    A couple of questions...

    1) I want to leave my flat at the end of October. I have a rolling contract so need to give a month's notice. My rent is paid on the first of each month. What's the latest that I can give notice to my landlord?

    2) He doesn't return calls unless it's urgent so I daren't leave a message as he says he doesn't pick them up sometimes. Does written notice suffice as long as I post it to him using registered post and using the address he gave me on the contract? If he doesn't sign for the letter and it's returned to me (this happened once before) does it still count as notice as long as I keep my proof of postage?

    Thanks in advance

    #2
    The key date is not rent-day, it is the last day of a tenancy period. This may be the day before rent-day, but it doesn't have to be.

    To verify the correct day, dig out your last tenancy agreement and work out what date was it's last day. Presuming rent is monthly, each tenancy period will end on the same day of the month as that.

    Notice has to be given in writing. I would suggest you don't use a service like registered or recorded because the landlord can refuse those (or not be in to sign), just use regular first class mail and assume the letter will arrive 2 working days later. Make sure you get a *free* certificate of posting from the post office when you mail it.

    So, if we assume that each tenancy period ends on the last day of the month, your notice should be posted on or before 27th September to arrive by 30th September for a final day of 31st October.

    Comment


      #3
      Thanks

      Thanks. That's all very clear.

      Comment

      Latest Activity

      Collapse

      • Reply to Tenant in situ
        by jpkeates
        It's almost impossible to reset the tenancy with a new agreement.
        The buyer will inherit the previous tenancy at the same point that they're able to let the property on the new agreement, so any new tenancy is going to be a follow on tenancy.
        So things that need to be done at the very start...
        24-01-2022, 14:57 PM
      • Tenant in situ
        by Bridge2020
        I’m looking at buying another property to rent out. The one I’m looking at has a tenant in situ. I have seen a copy of the AST and payments to the agents.
        Anyone have any experience of this please ?...
        20-01-2022, 08:29 AM
      • Reply to Rent a Room scheme
        by jpkeates
        You're really going to struggle with that not being a tenancy.
        If the tenant can lock the door to exclude you, and they could wash in a sink, that's likely to be a dwelling house.
        24-01-2022, 14:52 PM
      • Rent a Room scheme
        by lgr001
        I have a mobile home next to my property. Do I qualify for the rent a room scheme if I rent out the mobile home but the occupant must use the shower and washing facilities in my house i.e. so that the mobile home is not a separate unit of accommodation? There is a provision by the council that it...
        24-01-2022, 14:25 PM
      • Reply to Regulated Tenancy
        by AVJ113
        Yep, that's exactly what has happened....
        24-01-2022, 14:12 PM
      • Regulated Tenancy
        by AVJ113
        I have a basic understanding of regulated tenancy. I'm looking to buy a property with a tenant in situ on a regulated tenancy. In the real world, what are the pros and cons? Is there anyone with any experience?
        24-01-2022, 13:38 PM
      • Reply to Regulated Tenancy
        by DoricPixie
        How basic is your understanding?

        From your other thread you are seeing a broker about a BTL mortgage. I think you will struggle to secure a BTL mortgage against a property with a Regulated Tenancy in place....
        24-01-2022, 14:05 PM
      • Reply to Regulated Tenancy
        by jpucng62
        Unless it is REALLY cheap - don't!

        I inherited a property with a regulated tenant. The rent can only go up once every 2 years, by a specified amount, although more often if you improve the property, but it will always be cheap.

        Most tenants have been in a very long time and...
        24-01-2022, 13:58 PM
      • Reply to Tenant in situ
        by Interlaken
        Agree with above but if the property is in poor condition and the tenant elderly (or could be child of tenant who may be middle aged) then steer clear. I would definitely speak with the tenant.
        24-01-2022, 13:30 PM
      • Reply to How to track down landlord
        by kelbol
        Emailing means the person may or may not receive it, and if they do, they may or may not reply. I didn't want to wait around to find out if I do get a reply. I wanted to get a phone number.
        In any case, I managed to get hold of the Landlord via the business. The ball is now in his court.
        ...
        24-01-2022, 13:15 PM
      Working...
      X