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Hi I wish to give my Landlord notice of leaving his property.

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Hi I wish to give my Landlord notice of leaving his property. The original tenancy agreement expired after 6months and so for 5 years I have just dealt with any issues through him. I pay one months rent in advance on the 23rd of each month. If I give notice now should I pay rent for the next full month from 23rd May? or do I just have to pay rent up to the day I leave?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Property Law
Expert:  Thomas replied 3 years ago.

Hi

Thank you for your question and patience, I’m Tom and I’ll try to help you.

If the tenancy has expired and it is a residential tenancy then it is now a statutory periodic tenancy. This means that you must serve one months notice in writing on the landlord with such notice to expire at the end of a rent period.

You would have to pay rent right up until the notice expires and you leave the property.

You will see that the position is confirmed here:-

http://england.shelter.org.uk/get_advice/private_renting/ending_a_tenancy/ending_a_periodic_agreement


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Kind regards,


Tom
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