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« on: June 28, 2020, 07:47:47 PM »

I moved into temp accommodation in Nov (self catering holiday home) waiting to move to new house. House purchase fell through and eventually found a new property (due to move mid July)
Due to covid owner said that from 1st April 2020 rent would be and they had told council I was liable for council tax (so now have a council tax bill in my name). Owner/landlord has now stayed that property has been sold and all this was agreed before lock down (which I was unaware of until now) and that I need to hand keys over this week and move out
I have no actual written tenancy agreement jut a text message saying that it was a normal rent and I was to be liable for council tax
Where do I stand? Can they make me leave this week or am I classed as a normal tenant as the property changed from a holiday property to a normal rental property? Thanks
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« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2020, 10:44:53 PM »

That sounds like a tenancy to me: your landlord hasn't thought this through. It's lucky for him that you're moving in a couple of weeks anyway, otherwise he'd have a devil of a job to move you on if you didn't want to go - three months' notice would just be the start of it.
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« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2020, 10:49:24 PM »

Hi thanks for that info, I thought it might be classed as a proper tenancy I just wanted to make sure I was on the right track and with it being a weekend CAB etc not open
I really appreciate your reply
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« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2020, 07:58:09 AM »

Is it an actual house, or one of those large caravan holiday home pretending to be a trailer pretending to be a house?
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« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2020, 09:10:50 AM »

It's a one bedroom flat that was used as a holiday let but as of 1st April has had a change of use to a domestic property
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« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2020, 09:54:02 AM »

Then yeah, residential tenancy, probably assured shorthold (would require more details to know) at least since the acknowledgment since change of use if not before. So no eviction without court, notices in writing whether section 8 or 21 for assured or notice to quit otherwise.
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« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2020, 01:05:43 PM »

Many thanks for your help, much appreciated  :)
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