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Just to be clear he has now given you an EPC and new section 21 notice?
Ok - I assume you are outside your initial fixed period of tenancy?
Thanks, it I am sorry it is not going to be the answer you want.
The problem is the section 21 is served after the EPC. It is therefore valid. If the s.21 was posted before the EPC it would not be valid.
But as it has been served after the EPC then it is valid.
As such the landlord is entitled to give you two months notice. Because this is an Assured Shothold Tenancy then there is nothing you can do to prevent it.
If you pay notice on 5th if the month and notice was served on 3rd April then it’s valid from 5th April and you have to be out by 5th June. If notice was served on say 7th April it would take effect from 5th May need to be out by 5th July.
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 clairfy anything for you about this today please?
That is wrong. Once the EPC is supplied, then they can serve a S.21 notice.
The S.21 is only valid once all errors have been corrected.
Otherwise, a tenant could refuse to move, ever and the landlord could do nothing about. Clearly, that is not the intention of the law.
Your friend is mistaken.
Does that clarify?