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I have got a section 21 notice from the landlord to vacate

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I have got a section 21 notice from the landlord to vacate and I asked him to delay it until December. How can i delay it and what happens if I over stay and what are the consequences.
Submitted: 12 days ago.
Category: Property Law
Expert:  SASH_Law replied 12 days ago.

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Expert:  SASH_Law replied 12 days ago.

What date does the s21 end?

Has the landlord protected your deposit?

Were you served with the 'How to Rent Guide' when you moved in?

Do you have a copy of the relevant documents, gas safety etc.?

Expert:  SASH_Law replied 12 days ago.

You are not obligated to move out at the end of the notice.  You can stay in the property, continuing to pay rent and complying with all the tenancy terms, until such time as the landlord takes you to court and obtains a possession order.

Please note, however, that if you remain in the property after the notice ends, and the landlord has to take you to court to get possession of the property, you are very likely to expose yourself to having to pay the landlord's costs in taking possession proceedings against you.

Expert:  SASH_Law replied 12 days ago.

Can I clarify anything for you?

Expert:  SASH_Law replied 12 days ago.

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