I have an assured short hold tenancy which was sent in 2008. I would like an appropriate response to the email received as I have not found a property as yet. I am actively looking
and would like an extension to Feb 1 to find a property
How much notice were you given please?
Ok, in reality you dont need to worry. They cant just go ahead and evict you without a Court order.
Even if they apply for possession proceedings now, it will take 4-6 weeks to even get a Court date
This then takes you to the time you want
Then you can just move out.
But write and tell them that you wont be moving out until 1st Feb and you are happy to continue paying rent.
I would have liked to avoid the court order
But in reality it will take them 4-6 weeks to get the matter to court and even if given a possession order another 4-6 weeks to get bailiffs.
Yes of course.
But if you know this you can tell them there is no point getting a Court order as you would be gone in 3 weeks
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
The tone in the closure of the email. I would have expected that having spent the time I have, with no arrears or anything that there would have being a different approach. I would prefer not to get involve in hostile situations
Yes I would have hoped so too, if you consider the amount of money you have spent on rent
But not everyone can be professional
I will respond to the email and offer to pay the rent which is due tomorrow. I will see if it is accepted
Dont forget to emphasise it will take them 4-6 weeks to even get a Court date
So it makes commercial sense to allow you to stay
Given that you have been a good tenant
I have requested to speak with the Landlord as I believe that they were aware that he was returning
Is there anyway that they can get a court order that give me 14 days to leave the property. I think I read that somewhere
Not this quick no
It will still take 4-6 weeks to get a Court date
My last assured shorthold tenancy agreement was Feb 2008, I had concerns about the validity of the Section 21
Yes. But that would only delay proceedings.
In reality its not worth them getting a Court order as it would take 4-6 weeks to even get a date to hearing
ok thank you for your time. I am taking DEEP BREATHS
Indeed, good luck
Is there anything else I can help with?
Not at the moment thank you
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