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« on: May 18, 2022, 03:30:12 PM »

Hello,

On 09.12.2021 I moved in to a flat and signed 6 months contract.
Then on 08.04.2022 I have been served section 21 notice by the letter trough the mailbox...

I have started reading about this and found in the web that agency cannot issue section 21 notice until 4 months since start of contract have passed...
More than that, I have found that they cannot issue it at all during contract period unless there is a clause in the contract, that I looked for very carefully but couldn't find anything like this in the contract...

Can anyone who has some experience with it advise me what are my rights in this situation ?
For me the best solution would be that at the end of my contract 09.06.2022, agency reissues the section 21 notice but before I ask them to do so I want to find out if I have a right to do so...

I will highly appreciate your answers, Thank you.
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« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2022, 05:56:51 PM »

I am not sure if that one day could make it invalid.They don't have to wait until June to issue notice, and I very much doubt if they would be prepared to  delay matters.You don't actually have to get out on the date given,but being awkward could make things difficult if you want a good reference. 
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« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2022, 10:45:38 PM »

Do you reckon I could give my notice at the end of the contract and still have a month to move out ?
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« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2022, 11:03:44 PM »

Was that section 21 notice hand delivered by your landlord (or someone under their direction not including the postal service), or was it posted say 1st class the day before? And what if anything does your tenancy agreement say about how notice may be served?

You can leave on/by 8 June without giving notice. You cannot give valid notice until the 10 June which would give you a end tenancy date of 8 August. But if your landlord is serving you notice (and mean it), they would probably agree a surrender earlier?
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« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2022, 10:21:54 PM »

Notice was hand addressed and posted trough my mailbox.
I couldn't find anything in the contract regarding serving the notice.

My contract stays that after it expires it becomes a periodic tenancy...
Does it mean I can serve my notice on 10.06.2022 and still have 1 month to move out ?

I thought that after getting this notice (on 08.04.2022) I have to move out within 2 months and that this is very official and I can be taken to court if I don't do so.
My case is that I need some more time than 09.06.2022... So what is the best way to get this 1 month more ? Giving my notice on 10th or simply writing and email and asking if I could move out on 09.07.2022... what if they say no ?
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« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2022, 10:45:36 AM »

Have you found somewhere else to live,but  it is not available until July? If that is the case I would explain this to the landlord/agent. As long as they know you are going to move out shortly without being troublesome they will not be pursuing any steps to evict.They will not just take you to court over an extra month or so.If you have not found a new place,you need to get cracking.You are clearly anxious,but an honest conversation with the agents could sort this out.
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« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2022, 12:31:43 AM »

I haven't found a new place to live yet... but I check all the new adverts every day and try to arrange viewings.
When I received the notice I wasn't financially ready for next relocation but now I managed to save enough to do it again, but my worry is that I will not find the right place till 09.06.2022

I think I will continue my search and update the agency/landlord on my situation at the end of my contract hoping that they can wait a bit till I find the right place.
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