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I've tried to be concise yet give you the facts. Please advise what else you need to know.
If the house you live completes in 4 weeks and you are then homeless and flat competes in 10, I cant understand the logistics.
An assured shorthold tenancy must be at least 6 months
If a tenancy (AST) is taken out, I could live in the flat prior to the sale. Could the owners agree that the tenancy would lapse on the date the sale completes? If the sale did not go ahead to for some reason, the AST would give them vacant possession after 6 months.
I suppose we could sign a contract of sale to complete when the AST also ends, but it would be much neater and more satisfactory for everyone to tidy it all up much sooner, if possible. Do you think we can do this?
I can see no problem with it provided the AST is clear that rent is payable to the owner and that will change when the prop sells.
Why cant they complete for 10 weeks? That seems to conflict with them granting an ast in that 10 weeks