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On what basis do they say you didnt not have proper notice?
They say that the notice should have been given to them by 1st January and not 15th February.
I said that I thought that the clause meant that I could give notice any time up to 1st April (when the 1st anniversary of the tenancy arrived) and it was to be 3 months notice (which is what I gave them).
1 - Did I give my notice correctly (is she just trying to save herself the job of re-renting the property)?Sadly I would agree with that it should be 1st January. You are required to give 3 months notice prior to the anniversary. Therefore it should have been 3 months prior 31st March.2 - Are the council correct in coming after me for the rates and if so and they decide to take legal action against me for the monies they say are owed do they have the right of entry into my private address?
They do NOT have right to enter your private home. But if you entered the lease then they can only come after you for the money owed with a County Court Judgment. But they can NOT force in your home.
You would NOT be liable for rates when you leave the property, the Landlord would. However you would be liable for lease arrears.
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?Alex
The landlord has told the council that I am still liable as I am apparently still in the leese
If you have given the keys back you are not.
If you still have the keys then you are.
Does that clarify?Alex
Perfect, yep the keys were returned when we vacated the premises
Thanks for all your help xxx
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