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Which date is the rent due and what date did you get the notice please?
When do you pay the rent, what date is it due?
Ok - in that case the law states this
You are entitled to a minimum of 2 months notice which takes effect from the next billing period
So for example if you had been served notice on 25th June it would take effect from 1st July and you would have to be out by 1st September
However because notice was given on 5th July it does not take effect until 1st August.
Therefore you have to be out by 1st October.
I am assuming you are on an Assured Shorthold Tenancy and you do not have a live in Landlord
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
When did you sign the tenancy and for how long?
OK - no you can't apply for an extension
The next payment date
So you have to be out 1st October.
If you refuse to move she would have to issue proceedings etc
In reality you could drag the whole thing out beyond 1st October by 3 months or so
But if you can move by October that would be better
You should write and set out the position
That the notice takes effect from the next billing date and you are entitled to 2 months notice from then
Does that clarify?
Can I help with anything else?
I would just write to her yourself.
It is Section 21 of the Housing Act 1988
She can't evict you - she needs a Court order
Section 21 is the form of notice
You can but its not relevant
The long and short is she needs to give you 2 months from the billing date
That is the law
If you do not move out she needs to issue proceedings to evict you
That can take around 3 months to deal with from October
Yes that will be fine
No bailiffs will turn up
If you dont move she has to issue proceedings which takes a month
So dont worry
Can I clarify anything else?
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