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My landlord has give me 2 months notice to vacate the flat,

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Good evening my landlord has give me 2 months notice to vacate the flat, as he has decided to sell it, is this allowed?
JA: What steps have you taken so far? Have you prepared or filed any paperwork?
Customer: Not yet
JA: Where is the flat located?
Customer: abbey wood London
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Customer: my contract ended on the 24 of may
Submitted: 13 days ago.
Category: Property Law
Expert:  SASH_Law replied 13 days ago.

Hi, I’m Lea and I will be assisting you with your query today.

I am very sorry to hear about your dilemma, but will do my best to provide you with advice and guidance on what to do next. The current law, from 1st June, is that your landlord has to give you four months notice. From 29th August to 31st May the notice period was six months - unless you were in six months or more of rent arrears,

So if you have no rent arrears, the two month notice is invalid.

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Customer: replied 13 days ago.
Thank you so much , my rent has been paid up to 24 June
Expert:  SASH_Law replied 13 days ago.

You do not have to move out anyway - to get you out the landlord has to serve a valid notice and then obtain a possession order from the court. Anything else would be an illegal eviction.