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Ash, Solicitor
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Got claim form today we have always paid rent

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Got claim form for possession today we have always paid rent , for last 41/2 years ,we rent from royal British legion they have decided that because we have not been in the forces they are getting us out ,my wife has worked for R B L I for 10 years that's how we got the house in the first place , we want to know if we go to court could we win longer notice , we have been on housing list for 6 months with no joy,we have nowhere to live but go no the street ?
Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you with this.
For now please let me know what type of tenancy you have please?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Assured short hold tenancy agreement
How much notice you have been given please?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
We had 6 months but can't find any where to go
Did you ever pay a deposit? If so, has it been protected?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
They have giving it back
But was it protected? When did they give it back?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Last December I don't think it was protected
How long was the initial term of the tenancy for?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
6 months ,when we took the house on they said all the time u r working for R B L I u can stay but not in writing
Ok. Then they should have protected the deposit. They can not take any step to evict you unless the deposit was protected, even if it was returned.
Therefore although usually you are entitled to only 2 months notice and sadly if it goes to Court the Judge cant refuse possession, potentially you have a defence in that it was not protected. But this buys you time only, sadly you would be delaying what the Judge has to do, which is order possession.
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
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