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Hi, thank you for your question. Legally you are required to give a minimum of 1 month notice if you pay rent on a monthly basis - therefore there is nothing stopping you giving 1.5 months notice and leaving after this time.
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Can I double check that you are definitely on a monthly rent and not weekly?
Thanks - the legal statute states that your notice must end on the last day of the period, therefore if you would want to leave 1.5 months later, then notice period must end at the end of the second period and you would be liable for 2 months rent. What is the reason that you cannot give 1 month notice?
Apologies for the confusion. Please confirm when you intend to leave the property so that I can clarify the answer.
Thank you. In that case you will be in a difficult position unless the landlord can explicitly agree for the short extension.
You must give at least 1 month notice which expires on the last day of a period - therefore if you give notice now, it can expire on 5 October. However, it cannot expire on the 12 or 19 October as this is prior to the last day of that new period of tenancy. If the landlord does not explicitly agree to the short extension at the current rent rate and your notice expires on 5 October, the landlord would be entitled to charge you double rent for each extra day you remain after the notice expires.
This is under Section 18 of the Distress from Rent Act 1773 - http://www.legislation.gov.uk/apgb/Geo2/11/19/section/18
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