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I’m a private landlord 6 weeks ago I gave my tenant 6 weeks

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Good afternoon
I’m a private landlord 6 weeks ago I gave my tenant 6 weeks notice that we are selling the property my partner and I are going our separate ways
She accepted this and as her rent is paid by the council they have just advised her that I have to give her a section 21 eviction notice
The builders are going in in 14 days and the section 21 takes 6-8 weeks
Where do I stand
Thank you
Submitted: 12 days ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Jamie-Law replied 12 days ago.

Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you with your question today. I am reviewing it, please give me a moment.

Expert:  Jamie-Law replied 12 days ago.

What type of tenancy does she have please?

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
It was a short term tenancy which we gave her about 3 yrs ago but when it ran out we never renewed it so it has in fact lapsed
Expert:  Jamie-Law replied 12 days ago.

I am sorry but it is bad news. The fact the tenant has been there over 6 months means it is an assured short hold tenancy.

That means you must serve a section 21 notice which must be in the prescribed format.

You can find one here:

I am sorry to say but the law says you have to serve proper notice And the landlord is entitled to 2 months notice.

I am sorry if this is not the answer you want, nor the one I want to give you, but I have a duty to be honest.

Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Thank you it’s. Clear as day will get section 21 form
Expert:  Jamie-Law replied 12 days ago.

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