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You can give notice now which will take effect from the end of the tenancy or 2 months, whichever is greater.
Most Landlords serve a section 21 notice as soon as the tenant has moved in.
But you are perfectly entitled to serve the notice now so the tenant knows to leave at the end of the period.
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
Yes you can give notice now so then they will need to give out when the tenancy ends.
The agent is clearly incompetent. You should write and request them to serve the notice early, if not you will consider them to be in breach of contract and can sue them for loss and damage.
Can I clarify anything?
Yes you cant seek possession until 15th August.
BUT you can serve the notice to quit now.
But they can stay until August
Does that help?