Hello and thank you for your question. I will be very pleased to assist you. I'm a practicing lawyer in England with over 10 years experience.
from what I understand, you moved into the house when you are an employee of Royal mail and you received a discount on what would be the market rent for the property as part of your employment. Is this correct please?
Do I understand correctly that you are no longer employed by Royal mail but continue to pay rent to them at the rate you agreed when you were an employee?
Yes, I have retired and the rent has not changed with the new owners. The rent was not part of my wage it was a agreed rent by a local manager so I was on site to help in case of emergency's.
thank you. based upon what you say, your tenancy is likely to be known as a service tenancy - namely that you occupied the property at a reduced rent by virtue of your contract of employment with your employer
the amount of notice you are entitled to may have been included within your contract of employment but in default of which, would be equivalent to the length of rent period - for example, if you pay your rent monthly, one month or if you pay quarterly, three months and so on
you cannot be forcibly removed from the property and notwithstanding your right to the above minimum notice in writing, if you refuse to leave, the landlord must obtain a possession order from the County court which will take between six and 10 weeks
even then, the landlord would have to obtain a warrant the bailiffs to remove you which would take another two weeks or more typically
unfortunately, beyond the above rights, service tenant does not have any significant security of tenure in their property and the landlord can recover possession by giving the appropriate length of notice as above.
is there anything above I can clarify for you?