Repaint walls back to how it was?

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    The Landlord is visiting on Thursday. Just ask the Landlord, not us. If you don't like what the Landlord says, come back to us and we'll try to help. If you like what the Landlord says you'll be well on with either painting or not painting.


      Link to the notiece i've recieved:


        Great. Your Landlord might be one of us.

        It's not me!


          OK, thanks.

          Did your original tenancy have a start date of 16th of month & end date of 15th?? Is rent (according to tenancy agreement..) payable monthly??

          Was a deposit taken was it protected within 30 days of being paid & have you been served with something headed "prescribed information" ??

          Answer all these please & we might know if the notice is valid.

          Even if the notice is valid it does not end the tenancy nor require you the tenant to leave: It merely permits landlord, or expiry, to apply to the courts for possession (another couple of months..). So even if valid you have some negotiating power if, say, landlord thinks he NEEDS to move in October 20th (ie you can legally stop him, it would cost him a lot to find somewhere else, he might want to compromise on various matters...)

          I am legally unqualified: If you need to rely on advice check it with a suitable authority - eg a solicitor specialising in landlord/tenant law...



            I will ask landlord one more time on thursday if he's ok with me moving out on 17'th (when i'm about to move in to my new property) because i'm not looking forward to going on the street with kids for one night, nor spending money for storage and hotel.

            The tenancy start date was on 17th and end is on 16th


              If the landlord agrees to that, the s21 notice will be invalid.
              You would also be liable for the next month's rent (and subsequent month's while the new notice runs down).

              Ideally the landlord should decline.
              You may need a B&B for a night.
              When I post, I am expressing an opinion - feel free to disagree, I have been wrong before.
              Please don't act on my suggestions without checking with a grown-up (ideally some kind of expert).


                Yes this is not really a win / win situation

                more problematic for me is storing my things somewhere for the night (furniture etc...)


                  Doesn't the fact that permission to paint was obtained from the landlord mean that you don't have to put it back the way it was? Or at least that should have been a condition of the landlord's agreement (Yes you can paint it, but I would like it returned to the original colours when you leave. Yes you can paint it, but only in x, y and z neutral colours).

                  If I had obtained permisson, I wouldn't be expecting to put it back unless that condition was specified at the time (or I'd gone crazy and painted it luminous orange or something).


                    The premission was something like:

                    yes you can decorate but not in too dark colours.


                      Every tenancy I have ever had has allowed me to redecorate but it has specified that I must leave the property as I found it. This has always been neutral colours. If not they usually have a right to redecorate the property back to how it was when you moved in and deduct it from your deposit. I have always rented privately.


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