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    • smartin71
    • By smartin71 6th Jan 18, 12:01 PM
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    can a landlord give you 4 weeks notice to leave
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    • 6th Jan 18, 12:01 PM
    can a landlord give you 4 weeks notice to leave 6th Jan 18 at 12:01 PM
    hi can anyone help
    my landlord has just handed me a letter saying he is giving us 4 weeks notice to leave the property after we have contacted him about repairs that have been needed to be done over the past 2 years and not providing us with a gas certificate. he says its due to him needing to move back in to the property
    can he do this ?,what help can i get or do i just have to move out when hes told me to. i really dont know what to do and im worried that my family will be homeless as i dont have the money or help to just move
    any advice would be great
    thank you
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    • rwcwilson
    • By rwcwilson 6th Jan 18, 12:07 PM
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    • 6th Jan 18, 12:07 PM
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    • 6th Jan 18, 12:07 PM
    In escence no.

    This thread will be helpful as lots of people have provided some very useful advice for a similar situation.

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5768801
    • G_M
    • By G_M 6th Jan 18, 12:15 PM
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    • #3
    • 6th Jan 18, 12:15 PM
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    • 6th Jan 18, 12:15 PM
    I assume
    1) this is England/Wales
    2) you are a tenant not a lodger

    If not, ignore. So

    3) no, minimum 2 calender months notice assuming you pay rent monthly, via a S21 Notice. See link below
    4) There is now protection against 'retaliatory eviction' where you have complained about repairs, but you must read up and follow the process. See 2nd link below

    * Ending/renewing an AST: what happens when a fixed term ends? How can a LL or tenant end a tenancy? What is a periodic tenancy?

    * Repairing Obligations: the law, common misconceptions, reporting/enforcing, retaliatory eviction & the new tenant protection (2015)
    • AdrianC
    • By AdrianC 6th Jan 18, 1:00 PM
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    • 6th Jan 18, 1:00 PM
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    • 6th Jan 18, 1:00 PM
    If you've not had a gas safety certificate, then even two months s21 is invalid. He can write you as many letters asking you nicely to leave as he likes, but no court will enforce them.
    • theartfullodger
    • By theartfullodger 6th Jan 18, 1:40 PM
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    • 6th Jan 18, 1:40 PM
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    • 6th Jan 18, 1:40 PM
    If you've not had a gas safety certificate, then even two months s21 is invalid. He can write you as many letters asking you nicely to leave as he likes, but no court will enforce them.
    Originally posted by AdrianC
    As long as tenancy started after 01/10/2015...
    • G_M
    • By G_M 6th Jan 18, 3:32 PM
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    • 6th Jan 18, 3:32 PM
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    • 6th Jan 18, 3:32 PM
    Well, as the OP hs not even received a S21 at all, it's a bit premature discussing whether that S21 is valid or not!

    But there are a multitude of ways a S21 can be invalid. see

    S21 checklist (Is a S21 valid?)
    Last edited by G_M; 07-01-2018 at 5:01 PM.
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