where do I stand legally, what can I do about above lease, I am oap and only receive state pension
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yes as I felt the lease had expired and had no word from landlord and I was paying monthly. I have no money. I have never been in arrears.
did not know about notice as lease had expired, thought it ok as no rent arrears and never informed about having to serve notice.
I am afraid that ignorance of the law is no defence.
If you have moved out on the last day of the lease or before, there wouldhave been no problem and you would not have to love given notice. Howeverbecause you have carried on after the end of the term of the lease, you have togive three months notice.
If you read here, the paragraph headed "Vacate in on the last day of thefixed term" http://www.netlawman.co.uk/ia/lease-quit
it explains a little more detail.
You are liable for three months rent in lieu of notice
You are however not liable for the utilities (but you are liable for the business rates) once you have given notice to those companies and the meters have been read
I appreciate that this is not the answer you wanted but there is no pointin me misleading you
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thankyou for your answer but what is my position if i have no money to pay
I am afraid that this is not an instant service because we all have clientsand court and all users and travelling and evenings and weekends, so sometimesyou will get a response in minutes and sometimes it may be hours.
The landlord can chase you for the money and if necessary issue courtproceedings to sue you and get a judgement. Once he has a judgement, if youhave a property, he can get a charge against the house or other assets.
If you have no assets, and you owe over £700, he can apply to court to makeyou bankrupt.