Government forcing landlords to house non-paying tenants for lengthy periods11:18 AM, 15th September 2020
About 7 days ago 39
Tenant’s Benefit Assessment Period (BAP) is 12 – 11th of the month, paid on the 18th. As I have issued a S21, she has ‘retaliated’ with emailing me her own ‘Notice to Quit’:
“I Give you notice that I intend to quit and deliver possession of the premises at XXX
On the 17th July 2020 or on the day on which a complete period of my tenancy ends next after the end of 4 weeks from service of this notice.
Question – if I stick to the months notice (from yesterdays date) it makes it 29th July and I wont get any rent as she has left during her BAP period.
I could reply that I accept her months notice, but ask she stays until 12/13th August so that I get paid rent for that BAP period, but clearly she has no obligation to do so. If she leaves before then without telling me and sets up another claim, then again I wont get paid for that BAP period.
Is there an alternative? I could say I accept her notice, but state that given that she clearly wants to leave, I would offer a final day of 12/13th July, so I get paid and she is free to leave.
Any advice welcome.
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