Thank you for your question and patience, I’m Tom and I’ll try to help you.
The law on statutory periodic tenancys governs this and takes precedence over any contrary stipulations in the actual written tenancy.
Because the tenancy is now a statutory periodic tenancy the tenant must give one months notice in writing with such notice to expire at the end of a rent period.
So if either:
- the tenant has given less than a month’s notice then the notice is not valid, OR
- the notice does not expire at the end of a rent period (ie. 23rd of the month as far as I can tell) OR
- the tenancy does not specifically state that they may give notice by email
..then the tenant’s current notice is not valid.
This means that they would be bound to pay the rent from now until the a new expiry date contained in an entirely new and valid notice (which is what they must now serve).
So, yes, it sounds like your tenant will have to pay this months rent as well as the rent up until the expiry date of a new notice which they serve correcting the errors of their previous notice.
I am sorry.
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