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I have rented flat since June 2001. Agency just told me landlord

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I have rented flat since June 2001. Agency just told me landlord wants to refurbish property to secure higher rent and wants me out in 2 months. Will give me first refusal on new tenancy when work done. Do I have any means to extend my tenancy or do I simply have to pack up and go?


Hi there,


Thanks for your enquiry.


To enable me to answer you fully, could you please confirm that you have an Assured Shorthold Tenancy and if so, has the fixed term ended?


I take it that the Landlord has not given you Notice to leave yet?


I look forward to hearing from you.


Kind Regards


Customer: replied 3 years ago.

it is an ast... but i havent signed a renewal for several years. yesterday managing agents petermans emailed saying i had to vacate in two months to let landlord do building works

am about to go on holiday then working abroad for two weeks so am

very anxious i dont have time to deal with this.




Thanks for your reply.


I am afraid to say that the Landlord is free to end the Tenancy at any time, provided he gives you 2 months Notice. This Notice does need to be by way of a formal Notice, such Notice ending the day before you pay your rent (eg if you pay your rent on 10th of each month, your Landlord would need to serve Notice at any time before 9th August, requesting that you vacate on 9th October) .


Even though you have been a Tenant for such a long period, I am afraid you have not acquired any further rights to remain in the property, other than benefitting from the above requirement.


I'm sure you wouldn't want to do this, but if the Landlord gave Notice and you refused to vacate, he would be forced to go to Court to get a possession order, before he could forcefully evict you, giving you extra time in the property.


I hope this answers your question, and if so, I would be grateful if you could leave positive feedback.


Kind Regards


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