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If the notice gave the tenant two months notice, stating that possession was required after 20th June and was served on the Tenant in March then it will be a valid s21 notice.
If the 20th June was the final day of the tenancy agreement and the notice stated possession was required on this day (not after 20th (ie. 21st)) then the notice is defective and the tenant will be able to argue as such to the Judge at a hearing for an order for posssesion and will likely succeed.
A s21 notice cannot expire before the end of the fixed term.
I have now received a letter from the Letting Agent ( Hamptons ) which insists that the notice which they served was correct. Any idea where to go from here.?
Refer them to s21(1)(b) of the Housing Act 1988.
This link spells it out quite nicely:-
Fourt paragraph down under fixed term tenancies heading.
As long as the term includes the 20th then the notice should be defective.
Do you actually wish to remain in the property?
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