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Hi, I have a fixed term (12 months) tenancy agreement with my landlord, and he just gave me a 2 month notice on the basis of ground 1 of the Housing Act. Him and his wife, that are currently getting divorced have another property that they lived in together till recently, but he moved out to a rented flat some time ago. Now apparently his landlord gave him notice and he wants to move back to the flat I rent from him. Apparently the law allows it if it's his only place to live? Can I do something about it? I really want to stay there till the contract runs out, which is March 2013.
I can provide a PDF copy of the tenancy agreement we have.
Just to add - can I drag him through the court if necessary to postpone the moving out date a bit?
yes my tenancy agreement says that it could happen. This is the piece of text that I copied in my previous response.
Would it help if I send over the tenancy agreement we signed?
Thanks for explaining this Tom, I was hoping for better news though ;)
Could you please explain how (if?) the fact that he actually owns another house with his (soon to be divorced) wife impacts this case?
Could I argue that he indeed has another house that he could stay in, it's just for his own convenience that he wants to evict me? He could very well rent another flat till my contract runs out and move in next year.
What kind of cost could he claim in front of the court? Are we talking me covering his rent or lawyer fees?
last one - could you please clarify what do you mean by "the rent that you pay in your flat up until the date you physically leave the property".
Does that mean he can claim that I pay the usual rent PLUS the rent that he might need to pay somewhere else due to the fact that I'm refusing to make this flat available to him?
How much (circa about) are the court fees? Are we talking £100-200, couple hundred or over £1000?
Well I wasn't planning to stop paying, all I want is to stay in the flat till the contract runs out and keep paying on time as I always have.
Looks like going through the court might be a good option, these fees don't look too bad.
Would you be able (willing) to assist in court when it comes to this?