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You must give him section 21 notice giving him the 6 months notice to vacate. If he has not been given valid notice then yes there is a chance he can stay and you will not be able to start possession proceedings without having given the relevant notice. If he has not paid rent for at least 4 months you can give the Section 8 notice for him to vacate sooner that the end of the AST. These timescales are all due to the Covid adjustments otherwise under normal circumstances the notice periods are 2 months anf 2 weeks, respectively. Any clarification please do not hesitate to send your follow up question. All the best.
Yes you are meant to give notice to terminate an AST, if you have a good tenant that will just leave on time then fair enough you would not have to worry, but you must always give notice to coincide with the end of the AST term to ensure if a tenant does not leave you can start possession proceedings straight away.
Good morning. Nobody knows what the government's position will be after 31 May 2021 regrettably as the government has not said anything. The hope is that the normal provisions requiring only 2 months notice will resume but until there is a regulation or policy stating that fact it is really a waiting game. Should we get back to the normal timelines then notice after 31 May would be the quicker solution.
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