That’s correct, you can only leave in six months time unless landlord agrees which he could well do particularly if he is going to give you a s8.
If you don’t leave in two weeks if he gives you notice then he has got to make an application to court to get you out and it’s not a compulsory order, it’s at the discretion of the judge.
I appreciate what you’re saying about Ladbrokes and the smokers outside but you did admit to me that your friends smoked in the flat and I cannot suggest for one moment you lie.
You do have rights. You have the right to quiet enjoyment and the right not to be harassed and the right not to be threatened. In exchange, you have to comply with the covenants in the tenancy agreement and pay the rent. Sometimes there is a covenant not to have a pet, sometimes the covenant not to paint the property and sometimes there is a covenant there is no smoking. Not having pets and no smoking are probably the two most common restrictions. Extremely common. You are expected to comply with those covenants in exactly the same way as you are expected to pay rent and not, for example, damage the property through smoke stains or smoke smell in exactly the same way that you are not expected to damage the property by smashing the windows the doors all the walls to bits.
Provided you do what’s listed in the tenancy agreement and you don’t do what you are prohibited from doing, they cannot give you notice.
Section 8 notice and a order for possession and eventually warrant for possession (bailiffs to evict you) does not affect your credit history.
Before you go (you can come back at any time), please don’t forget to use the rating service because that gives me credit. It doesn’t just give me a pat on the head! The thread remains open. We can still exchange emails.