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When is your rent paid up to?
Ok - so what is it you want to ask? Can you live in it for 8 weeks without a problem then move out?
Then yes. The Landlord can NOT take any action unless you are 8 weeks in arrears.
So yes you can stay there for 8 weeks then move out.
The landlord can only issue a Section 8 notice when you are 8 weeks in arrears.
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
Do you need me to clarify anything for you about my answer?
1) Section 8 Housing act 1988
2) Schedule 2 Ground 8 Housing Act 1988
3) No, you dont need to worry
4) They cant take action before 8 weeks, its the law
5) No, they need a Court order. It would be Section 2Protection From Eviction Act 1977
Does that clarify?
No. The deposit separate. I am not in a hurry I can take as long as you need.
The law says under S.8 the Landlord cant take any action to evict unless you have not paid for 8 weeks.
Within 8 weeks correct.
No legal costs until they issue a claim
You wont be able to claim your deposit back because you have lived there 8 weeks rent free.
They can not take action during 8 weeks and can only charge legal costs if they issue proceedings for possession after 8 weeks.
I have already done that - Section 8 and Schedule 2 Housing Act 1988
Just stay there for 8 weeks rent free as that is what you want to do.
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