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What is it you want to achieve or know about this please?
You want to know if she is entitled to give you notice?
You renewed on 12th May and on 22nd May she gave you notice to leave, is that right?
Can you confirm that the Landlord signed the new contract?
How long was the new contract for please?
Ok - what date do you pay your rent normally?
And when have you been asked to leave by?
Ok - when do you pay your rent usually and when were you given notice?
Ok - in that case notice would have effect from 1st June. You are entitled to 2 months notice which means you have to be out by 1st August.
I understand you can't move into your new house until a week later.
However if you don't move out of this property in reality the Landlord can not do much
The locks can't be changed without a Court order.
To get a Court order the matter must be issued and listed before a Judge.
This will take around 6 weeks.
Even then a Judge can give 42 days to seek possession
If possession is granted and you don;t move they need to get a warrant of eviction
This takes a further 4 weeks
So in reality if you wanted to, you could delay it by months
Therefore at the end of the period, do not move out, pay an extra weeks rent and then move out
There is simply nothing the Landlord can do
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
That is not your best point
Concentrate on getting the extra week and setting up your new home
You are of course entitled to any fees for renewal you have paid back
Yes I agree, but sadly that is not enough to sue them
Can I clarify anything else?
Not at all
People move all the time
Even if they try to take you to Court, they can only claim 1 weeks rent, which you will pay
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