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Well, obviously we understood he would do the rears but when the renewal clerk at the Agents (not managing) asked him that question he went berserk !. called me and screamed abuse.. not directly at me but at the situation, told me we had to sign by the 7th or he's Section 21 ( new phrasal verb there!) us.. well as we'd agreed to sign and the agent suggested it would be helpful, we did.. so We are now quite shocked, we are not prepared to move, we thought he'd agreed to a further 12 months and even signed th extension.. the S21 is 2 months from 28th March. The issue he has invented since we signed the document on 7th is that a member of my household who he admits he has been aware of since we moved in in 2012, is staying with us, plus our Aupair. he is using it as an excuse to try and prise an extra £300 pcm out of us on top of the agreed uplift !
did you receive my response?
I believe we are now in a "periodic"" tenancy which is what it becomes once the term of the original expires? the Agents sent us a S21 which arrived in the post last Saturday morning. the notice says " we give you notice that we require possessionn of the dwelling house known as Hollyhocks etc.. after the expiry of this notice.
This notice expires on 27th May 2014. (our normal rent day is 28th of each month). so is that wrong then?
This guy is really very silly he has tried to squeeze us for extra over what he agreed because he is greedy. When we thought all ewas agreed for renewal/extension, we booked a trip to visit my artiness family, we will be away from 05 to 25th April and so the first month of the S21 notice period we'll be away, on out r return we will look for alternative accommodation. Are we able to challenge the vacation date as he has been so unreasonable? for instance if he seeks a possession order can I challenge it on the basis if breach through failure to carry out repairs ( heating being the principal) and also misleading us into signing the extension and then attempting to extort a further £300 pcm on top after?..
Thanks Jo C, I presume breach of covenant and failure to repair are County Court type procedures which I could bring about without having to hire an army of your folk !.. and sorry but if we refuse to leave on the 27th May, in reality we will be looking todo so but how long minimum will it take him to get an Order?
Thank you very much Jo C.. and finally does his address on the S21 have to be correct? I have a feeling it is his old address? if the S21 is therefore out of order, I don't mind kindly pointing that out so the replacement S21 would come after renewal date and thus expiration be 3 months hence? I am not really interested in playing this out but more so in finding a decent alternative which ticks the boxes !