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I currently have a short hold tenancy agreement on a property.

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I currently have a short hold tenancy agreement on a property. Original agreement was for the family to stay in the property until December. I am now looking to sell the property and have given 3 months notice as per the tenancy agreement. The tennant has asked for me to delay this due to one of the tennants being pregnant and has quoted "Human Rights Legislation". Can i still serve notice or is there a clause around one of the main tennants being pregnant that i need to take into account?



Thanks for your question.


The fact that the tenant is pregnant does not affect your ability to serve a notice provided the notice is compliant with the usual landlord and tenancy legislation. Attempts to invoke the Human Rights Act in possession claims have had very limited success and none so far as I am aware that cover this situation, invite him to show you the precedent to which he refers; he won't be able to.


They are just trying to delay matters.


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