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    • n1guy
    • By n1guy 6th Oct 17, 5:15 PM
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    House now sold and weve nowhere to go?
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    • 6th Oct 17, 5:15 PM
    House now sold and weve nowhere to go? 6th Oct 17 at 5:15 PM
    Ive posted before about the landlord putting our house up for sale. Long story short he put it up end of August, its now sold and were just waiting on the paper work. He is good in that he made it a term that the new owner couldnt put us out until we have something. We still havent got anything. The estate agent selling our house happens to be the most popular letting agent in the area and hes been helping us out but everything just falls through.

    Twice weve had a house and twice its fallen through. We phoned our previous landlords looking references, one just happened to be putting his own house up for rent, he said hed love us in it as were such good tenants. We accepted, he gave us a few days until he got a contract drew up and said hed be in touch, he never was we phoned him for several days but he avoided us, he then came clean and said hed let it to his friend and was all apologetic.

    Second one the estate agent got us. A new build in a well off area, he got it for us at a good price, he said it was ours if we wanted as weve been such good tenants in the past we get first refusal. Of course we accepted. He put all forward to the landlord whos gone awol. Cant be contacted at all. Theyve just today removed the listing.

    We really do not know what to do. Weve been to a dozen or more viewings getting nowhere even with the help of the agent who sings our praises.
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    • Car1980
    • By Car1980 6th Oct 17, 7:29 PM
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    Persevere and don’t get disheartened. Perfectly normal for landlords to ignore contact or for agents to fail to call you back in my experience. The industry is full of incompetent idiots who make you wonder why they’re letting out if they can’t be bothered to answer a telephone call. You’re not alone.
    • n1guy
    • By n1guy 7th Oct 17, 8:06 AM
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    • 7th Oct 17, 8:06 AM
    Persevere and dont get disheartened. Perfectly normal for landlords to ignore contact or for agents to fail to call you back in my experience. The industry is full of incompetent idiots who make you wonder why theyre letting out if they cant be bothered to answer a telephone call. Youre not alone.
    Originally posted by Car1980
    Its a nightmare this. We're really no further forward now than we were 2 months ago when we started looking.
    • dancing_star
    • By dancing_star 7th Oct 17, 10:34 AM
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    • 7th Oct 17, 10:34 AM
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    • 7th Oct 17, 10:34 AM
    Iv We phoned our previous landlords looking references, one just happened to be putting his own house up for rent, he said hed love us in it as were such good tenants. We accepted, he gave us a few days until he got a contract drew up and said hed be in touch, he never was we phoned him for several days but he avoided us, he then came clean and said hed let it to his friend and was all apologetic.
    Originally posted by n1guy
    That's not the story you came out with previously. According to previous posts you were prevaricating because the internet speed wasn't up to your teenagers' netflix requirements. And while you were messing about thinking about that, the landlord seemingly got fed up of waiting and offered it to someone else.
    • cjdavies
    • By cjdavies 7th Oct 17, 10:44 AM
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    • 7th Oct 17, 10:44 AM
    Have you been served 2 months notice yet?
    • xylophone
    • By xylophone 7th Oct 17, 10:59 AM
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    • 7th Oct 17, 10:59 AM
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    • 7th Oct 17, 10:59 AM
    He is good in that he made it a term that the new owner couldn’t put us out until we have something.
    Do you mean that the new owner of the property has entered into a legally binding agreement that you can stay where you are until you have found another property to rent?
    • n1guy
    • By n1guy 7th Oct 17, 11:07 AM
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    • 7th Oct 17, 11:07 AM
    Do you mean that the new owner of the property has entered into a legally binding agreement that you can stay where you are until you have found another property to rent?
    Originally posted by xylophone
    I dont know. Im just going by what our current said, he said he made that term, the other party agreed. We know the other party anyway.
    • theartfullodger
    • By theartfullodger 7th Oct 17, 11:22 AM
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    • 7th Oct 17, 11:22 AM
    Selling the place does not end your tenancy nor require you to leave. Even if new owner is outside with huge removal van, 3 bonkers kids & screaming hubbie.

    You do not have to leave without a court order then bailiffs.

    HAVE YOU BEEN SERVED WITH ANY NOTICES OR COURT PAPERS please?
    • Pixie5740
    • By Pixie5740 7th Oct 17, 11:23 AM
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    • 7th Oct 17, 11:23 AM
    Have you been served 2 months notice yet?
    Originally posted by cjdavies
    The OP is in Northern Ireland something it would be useful to put in his OP or better still he could have updated one of his existing threads on this topic.
    Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen pounds nineteen and six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds nought and six, result misery.
    • n1guy
    • By n1guy 7th Oct 17, 11:50 AM
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    That's not the story you came out with previously. According to previous posts you were prevaricating because the internet speed wasn't up to your teenagers' netflix requirements. And while you were messing about thinking about that, the landlord seemingly got fed up of waiting and offered it to someone else.
    Originally posted by dancing_star
    We accepted it as soon as offered. Yes got cold feet due to the location but we had nothing else going so had to make do. Didnt matter anyway as he gave it to his mate which I think was a dirty action
    • n1guy
    • By n1guy 7th Oct 17, 11:51 AM
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    Have you been served 2 months notice yet?
    Originally posted by cjdavies
    No. Everything has been informal thus far
    • cjdavies
    • By cjdavies 7th Oct 17, 11:58 AM
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    No. Everything has been informal thus far
    Originally posted by n1guy
    As you in Northern Ireland, the law is different.

    I got this from https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/nireland/housing/renting-a-home/renting-from-a-private-landlord-ni/#h-the-right-to-stay-in-the-accommodation

    f your tenancy began after 1 April 2007, it will be one of three types:-

    Fixed term tenancy. This means the length of the tenancy is set out at the start of the tenancy e.g. one year. You have the right to stay there for this fixed term unless you breach a term in the tenancy agreement, for example, you are in rent arrears, or you have damaged the property.

    When the fixed term ends neither party needs to give notice to quit as the tenancy has legally ended. If the tenant remains in the property at the end of this time and continues to pay rent they become a periodic tenant.

    Default 6 month tenancy. If the tenancy does not specify a term, then the tenancy will be for 6 months. You have the right to stay there for this period unless you breach a term in the tenancy agreement, for example, you are in rent arrears, or you have damaged the property. After the 6 months has expired the tenancy becomes a periodic tenancy.

    Periodic tenancy. A periodic tenancy is created when a tenant stays in the property after the fixed term has ended or the default 6 month term has expired.

    If you are a periodic tenant and have lived in the property for less than 5 years, then your landlord must give you 4 weeks notice to leave the property. If you have lived there for between 5 10 years your landlord must give you 8 weeks notice and if you have lived there for more than 10 years you must be given 12 weeks notice. Notice must be given to you in writing.

    A landlord cannot evict a tenant without an order for possession from the court. However, if your tenancy has expired or your landlord has given a valid notice to quit which has expired, you have no defence for staying in the property. The court can order you to pay the court costs and your landlords legal fees involved in getting an order for possession.

    If your tenancy began after 1 April 2007 and you have received a notice from your landlord stating that they intend to evict you and take possession of the property, you should immediately consult an experienced adviser, for example, at a Citizens Advice Bureau. To search for details of your nearest CAB, including those that can give advice by e-mail, click on nearest CAB
    These are your rights based on where you live in terms of notice.
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