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Hello,

 

At the end of June I gave my landlord verbal notice of my intention to leave the property, in accordance with the 2-month notice provision of our agreement. I asked him if I should also give notice in writing, but he told me not to bother.

 

He immediately instructed the agency to put the property on the market. I will be leaving on July 31st and I understand that I will be liable for August's rent if a new tenant is not found. I accept that, and fully intend to hold my end of the agreement.

 

My concern, however, is that if a new tenant is not found, he will keep demanding rent after August, on the grounds that I did not give written notice.

 

Is my concern valid? Is there anything I should do at this stage to secure my position?

 

I took a screenshot of the ad posted by his agency in early July.

 

Any advice welcome!

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Put it in writing and back date it...retain a copy...just in case.


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Hi

 

I agree to protect yourself just do a letter and send to Landlord referring to the date of your verbal conversation where you gave notice of your intention to leave the property in accordance with the 2 month notice provision in the Agreement and ensure to keep a copy safe even after you move out.

 

Did you pay a deposit and is it held in a Tenancy Deposit Scheme?

 

If a move-in check/inventory was done do you have a copy? (if not ask if they can provide a copy)

 

Before you move out take photographs of everything right down to meter readings so you have photographic evidence of the condition the property was left in.


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Thanks for the replies. Here are my answers to your questions (and one more question from me at the end):

 

- Yes, I paid a deposit and it is held by the Tenancy Deposit Scheme. I downloaded the certificate today. I kept the flat in immaculate condition.

 

- We did a proper check-in and I have the inventory ready for the check-out.

 

Question re: written confirmation of notice: will it be enough to send him an email and copy myself in, or must it be an actual letter?

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Better to be a letter...hand delivered or at least registered post.


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I have to agree with above always best to be a Letter ensuring to get proof of posting and keep a copy.


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