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Hi thank you for your message, please note that I will look to provide an accurate but nevertheless speedy reply to your inquiry. I am sorry to hear about your situation but I will endeavour to help you today.
The notice pinned to the door is an antisocial behaviour notice on behalf of the metropolitan police, is your address the address on the notice? If so have you been involved in conduct that might be considered anti-social? Is the landlord looking to rely on the police notice to close the property? The contract you attached says you have a licence not a tenancy but that is not decisive, in terms of the £5000 was this described as a deposit to you?
Thank you for your message, I understand you have already gone into some detail but I ask the questions I ask for a reason because I need to know the answers and have not read them in the information supplied so far. That said, despite the fact your agreement indicates you have a licence I believe you actually have a rental agreement and case law indicates that the fact an agreement says you have a licence does not mean you actually have a licence, if all the requirements for a tenancy are present such as paying a deposit and rent. You cannot be expelled with just 72 hours notice, your notice period will be in accordance with your contract if there is a break clause but also subject to the Coronovirus Act which stiplates that the notice period must be at least 6 months. If you leave your deposit should also be returned in full and if not you can bring legal action for recovery.
I trust this assists you in understanding your position however, should you have any supplementary inquiries, do not hesitate to ask and I will look to clarify or expand on my previous response.
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