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You're probably right about the s.21 not being valid, because of the promise to treat it as withdrawn or not enforced due to the promise to put forward proposals for payment. The fact you may not have done that doesn't detract from the fact that you reached an agreement that you reached an agreement that you would do that in return for the s.21 having no effect. It does come down to what was actually agreed though and unless you have it in writing (and perhaps even if) there is scope for argument about that.
As for costs, there are the biggest problem area for lawyers to advise clients about, especially in cases like this, because the Court has an absolute discretion as to who should pay costs (if at all).
To be fair, the best thing in this type of case is to seek to agree with the landlord that, if you walk out on 18th, that they would not seek to recover the costs against you. If that is agreeable (and most landlords just want possession more than anything else) then it's sorts it.
however, I would say, if the court thinks you are right, it's likely not to order you to pay costs.
I will do that, thank you. I will dig out all old emails from previous landlord regarding S.21 and payment plans. Hopefully I can come to some agreement about leaving and not paying the costs. If they don't agree to that, I guess I'll send in my defence form and hope a judge will look kindly on me! I did specifically tell them not to bother taking me to court when they threatened me as I would leave by their preferred date. I know they want me out so they can turn it around and rent it by the end of June and the N5B wouldn't get me out by then if I stayed and waited to be removed. Hopefully they will see reason! Is there a way I can prove to them I have vacated the property when I leave? Or prove to the court?
Handing the keys back to agents is the best way usually.
Ok Thank you for your help. You've calmed me down and given me a way forward. Cheers!
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