Hi, thank you for your question. Just a bit more information required to fully assist you:
-Do you have a written tenancy, if so when was it put in place and has it been formally renewed?
-Do you pay rent monthly?
-Has the landlord given you Notice to Quit/Section 21 Notice?
Thank you for confirming. Was the original tenancy for 12 months?
Thank you. Firstly, if the original term of the tenancy expired, you automatically have what is called a statutory periodical tenancy which for you would be monthly.
Legally, the landlord will need to serve you a Section 21 notice giving you a minimum of 2 months notice. If you do not leave after this notice expires then the landlord will need to apply to court for a possession order. Once the possession order is granted, if you do not leave then the landlord will have to apply for a Notice of Eviction - it is this Notice that gives you the actual date that you must leave the property by. So legally, if you are not in a position to leave the property you would be entitled to stay until the landlord has obtained a Notice of Eviction which could take anywhere between 4-6 months.
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