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Sorry, I thought the question was implicit in my original piece.
To wit: am I liable to pay my landlord 1 months' notice or 2?
And I agree with you. One months notice.
You are notbound to any new agreement unless you signed it.
An intentionto extend is simply that. The landlord was always at liberty to refuse. If heaccepted by giving you the renewal memorandum which you then signed, it wouldbe different.
Indeed, Ithink the landlord is trying to manipulate the paperwork because the lastsentence of your post quite clearly states exactly what your understanding is.
He is entitledto one months notice but do give it to him in writing. Please note it is onecalendar month and not four weeks.
Show the landlord of this answer from a solicitor if you wish.
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Thank you. That helps clarify my position.
As you say, I must give him notice in writing, either today or tomorrow.
However he asked me yesterday to include an acknowledgement of the 2 month notice period, which I am not comfortable doing.
If I write to him detailing 1 month notice, I am wary of entering an overt dispute with him, as he holds 6 weeks deposit - 150% of my potential saving. He could make it very difficult for me to get this back, eg: being extremely detailed in finding fault on his final inspection of the property.
I acknowledge that he is willing to try to let the property within the first month, and it would be a shame to lose this goodwill. But I would rather not find myself comitted to paying a second months' notice, and I hope to have my full deposit returned without complication.
Please could you recommend my best course of action regarding my written notice?
There seemed to be a problem with your last message. It ended abruptly with "you are then faced with ..."
Please could you repeat the rest of the ending?
Error with cut-and-paste!
... You are then faced with filing a dispute either with the tenants deposit scheme or issuing proceedings in the County Court for return of the deposit .
there is no easy way of confronting this without actually confronting him
Just one more...
When you say, "in writing", am I correct that legally these days an Email is regarded as sufficient?
Or might the landlord be able to claim that I didn't give notice correctly if it wasn't on paper and signed?
Email is sufficient provided he acknowledges it. He may not turn his computer on for a week!
I would follow it up in writing at the same time
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