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im in a property that has been my home for 5 years, my landlord

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im in a property that has been my home for 5 years, my landlord is selling the property and had a viewing this morning, i was asked by the viewing people was i looking to move x now im panacking if they buy the property they will tell me to move where do i stand and my tenancy is a rolling on one x can u help me on where i stand thank you
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Property Law
Expert:  tdlawyer replied 4 years ago.

tdlawyer :

Hello, welcome to Justanswer.

tdlawyer :

My name is Tony and I shall help with your question.

tdlawyer :

Was the tenancy that you had an assured shorthold tenancy?

JACUSTOMER-mxo38kq3- :

i think so

tdlawyer :

Did it start for 6 months?

JACUSTOMER-mxo38kq3- :

no i think it was 12months

tdlawyer :

Okay - that's fine. It'll be an assured shorthold tenancy most likely that has now lapsed and which continues month to month under statute.

tdlawyer :

Basically, you can be removed from the property at any time following service of a notice under the Housing Act. This would have to be a 2 month notice.

tdlawyer :

There aren't really any defences to these notices, so unfortunately, you wouldn't have absolute security. What you could do, however, is seek an assurance from the new purchasers that they're not seeking to force you to leave when they acquire the property.

tdlawyer :

Unfortunately, though, there are no guarantees with this type of tenancy.

tdlawyer :

I'm sorry I appreciate this isn't what you wanted to hear, but it's important that I give you accurate information.

tdlawyer :

Is there anything you wish to ask me further about this?

tdlawyer :

Would you mind rating the answer for me please if you have no further questions for me?

tdlawyer :

Thank you.

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