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« on: October 27, 2020, 11:18:25 AM »

Ho long does my landlord have to give me to move out if  I have an agreed shorthold tenancy with a 2 month clause that either party can leave? Is it longer because of corona virus or can he still ask me to leave by giving me 2 months notice.  ???
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« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2020, 12:29:20 PM »

He can ask you to leave by tomorrow if he likes. The more appropiate question is how can he force you to leave.

Regardless of any clause allowing the landlord to determine an assured shorthold tenancy, to evict a tenant, the landlord would have to serve you a section 21 or section 8 notice, go to court for an order for possession, and then have that order excuted by a county court bailiffs or High Court Enforcement Officer. If you force the landlord to go to court by not leaving, you may be liable for the landlord's court cost.

Minimum notice period for a s21 notice is currently 6 months due to COVID-19. Minimum notice period for s8 are likewise except for 6 months arrears or ASB etc. The Lord Chancellor have asked bailiffs and HCEOs not to enforce possession in Tier 2 or 3 areas, and there's a break for Christmas/New Year nationally.
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« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2020, 12:43:13 PM »

It's worth mentioning that there's nothing to stop you coming to a mutually beneficial arrangement if he's really desperate to get you out sooner. For example, if he's got a sale that will fall through if the property's not vacant by the end of the year, and there's another property in the area you like the look of, then a glowing reference and a couple of grand to cover moving expenses might suit you both very nicely, but it's entirely up to you. Your landlord can huff and puff, but he can't blow your house in. Not this side of Easter anyway!
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