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  1. Oh and letting agent has sent another bullying email saying that they want to come and do an inspection next week (it's only been a month since the last one, they're usually every 6 months, so I will be saying no to that) as well as starting to show new tenants round. I don't really understand how they intend on re-letting it when we haven't confirmed yet that we will be leaving by the expiry of the S21. They've just assumed we will.
  2. Oh dear, I seem to have opened a can of worms about the need to give notice if I leave at the end of the S21. If you lot don't know the answer, I've got no chance lol To complicate matters even more, I asked my local council's Tenancy Relations Officer today about the dates issue. She said that to be valid it would need to run from 5th to 5th, and that as it was served on 6th and expires on 5th, it's invalid. The plot thickens...
  3. Thanks Gemma, are you aware of anything in writing that I could use to support that if it came to it? It's so confusing... Another question (sorry folks!). If the S21 is a Notice that the landlord requires possession after the expiry date, why would I still be required to give notice of my own if I decide to leave before the S21 expiry date (note, I would still pay rent up to the S21 expiry date)? If I just left on the 5th December, and paid no further rent, would I be doing wrong? I know the S21 doesn't have to mean the end of the tenancy, but surely it's a request for me to leave by th
  4. It would have, yes, but they don't know that. They think it has to expire on the 5th. I'm still confused about whether it has to run from 5th to 5th, or whether the 6th to 5th is okay. The more websites I look on the more confused I get as some say the former, others say the latter. I've tried talking for over a month now, they don't engage in any discussion about it. They just repeat their ultimatums and threats of eviction. For some reason the landlord would rather evict two reliable tenants who keep his property in immaculate condition and incur the cost of re-letting than enter into
  5. As expected, the S21 has just come through the door. They've served a Section 21(4)(a), as I expected. Dated 4th October 2014 with a date of expiry 5th December 2014. It will be considered served on Monday, 6th October, as per the tenancy clause. So I fear it is valid.
  6. Thanks mariner, yes we'll be sure to give them the required notice, but we won't do so until after exchange on our purchase, for (relative) safety. Not giving them any excuse to get one over on us! Out of interest, if they want to do viewings with replacement tenants once the S21 has been served today, and our tenancy agreement says that we have to allow viewings by prior mutual acceptable appointment and upon being given 24 hours written notice, do we have to consent to these viewings? If we state that we wish to be present during any viewings but just happen to always be at work or sim
  7. Thanks all. The deposit was protected when we first moved in 2 and a bit years ago, and the Prescribed Info given to us. We were given a new PI when we signed a renewal after a year. We weren't given a new PI when the tenancy became an SPT, and I know there's been some discussion online lately about whether that would render a S21 invalid, now that there was that case where the judge said that an SPT is a "new tenancy". But I wasn't planning on relying on that argument seeing as it's untested and probably not going to get me anywhere. As luck would have it, we viewed 3 houses to buy this
  8. Oh and I tried to make use of a local advice service that CAB recommended to me, but they won't actually see me until the S21 has been served...
  9. Hi honeybee Yes I phoned Shelter, was on the phone to them for half an hour and they were lovely, but they wouldn't give me a firm answer on the dates due to the recent changes meaning that landlord's only need to give two calendar months' notice now. He just kept saying that. I know that's the case, but if the letting agent isn't aware of it then it's possible that I can later make them believe, in a month or two's time, that their S21 is invalid if it doesn't adhere to the rental periods properly. Does that make sense? Which would potentially buy us more time to complete a house purchase. T
  10. We are currently facing possible eviction, and have been given a deadline of tomorrow to either sign up to a new fixed term or be served a Section 21, delivered to our address by hand tomorrow. Currently on a Statutory Periodic Tenancy, which we wanted to stay on and landlord previously agreed to, but has since changed his mind three times and is now not allowing us to stay on it. There are various reasons that we don't wish to sign a new fixed term, which I won't go in to detail on now as it's a long story, but in a nutshell the landlord let himself in whilst I was home alone and in the showe
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