How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask JGM Your Own Question
JGM, Solicitor
Category: Scots Law
Satisfied Customers: 12088
Experience:  30 years as a practising solicitor.
Type Your Scots Law Question Here...
JGM is online now

My partner is on a short term tenancy lease. His tenancy agreement

Customer Question

My partner is on a short term tenancy lease. His tenancy agreement states that either party (landlord or tenant) may terminate the lease providing two months' notice is given. On giving written notice of his intention to terminate the lease he was advised that this notice period could only commence from the date he signed the lease, ie 9th September giving 12 weeks notice. This is not specified in the terms of agreement. Is it standard practice?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Scots Law
Expert:  Nicola-mod replied 2 years ago.
I've been working hard to find a Professional to assist you with your question, but sometimes finding the right Professional can take a little longer than expected.
I wonder whether you're ok with continuing to wait for an answer. If you are, please let me know and I will continue my search. If not, feel free to let me know and I will cancel this question for you.
Thank you!
Expert:  JGM replied 2 years ago.
Thank you for your question.
Normally in a short assured tenancy lease, notice of termination can only be given two months before the end of the term of the lease. In other words if it is a six months lease the notice can be given after four months, 12 months The notice can be given after 10 months. I am not quite sure what your position is and would be grateful if you could explain this in a little more detail.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

A lease running from 9/3 renewable on monthly basis until two months' notice given. Presume notice period can only commence from 9th day of the month?

Expert:  JGM replied 2 years ago.
If if you would like me to look at the lease, please scan and email it to***@******.*** and ask the moderator to forward it toCustomer Is itperhaps the case that the lease is for an initial period of six months and runs month to month thereafter? If that is the case then two months notice can be given any time from the ninth day of month 4. Happy to examine the lease for you.