Diane Lane

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Saturday 16th September 2017


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Diane Lane

5:05 AM, 30th September 2017, About 4 years ago

Should we have been given notice?

Reply to the comment left by Kate Mellor at 21/09/2017 - 14:50
Hi Kate, thanks for your helpful reply. The reason I felt there had been a change to the notice period was because for the fixed term, the tenancy agreement simply said one month notice but once it moved over to the periodic tenancy, the agreement specifically said one month from the rent payment date. Although it makes sense when I read some of the replies on here, prior to that I was under the impression it was just a one month notice period so if we wanted to leave on 10th of the next month, we give notice on 10th of this month. When the tenancy changed from fixed to periodic, if the letting agent had said ‘please note, clause so and so now applies in relation to your notice period’ then I would have been aware of it. It also didn’t help when I was initially told only a months notice was needed then weeks later, another person at the letting agent clarified it was a month from the rent payment date as that suddenly created an urgency for us to exchange contracts by the next rent payment date.

In any event, despite us being ready to exchange and proposing completion dates 3 weeks ago and me telephoning and e-mailing the significant dates to the sellers estate agent 11 days ago and my solicitor telling the sellers solicitor at the same time, because we haven’t exchanged contracts by close of play yesterday, we now can’t give effective notice until 29th October so we’re stuck here until at least 22nd November. And only now, when it’s too late, does the agent start pushing the sellers solicitor to exchange. We are so demoralised by the whole thing we are ready to pull out and look elsewhere and especially to make sure we don’t buy any property being sold by this particular estate agent... Read More

Diane Lane

22:28 PM, 19th September 2017, About 4 years ago

Should we have been given notice?

Reply to the comment left by Gary Nock at 19/09/2017 - 20:48
But we were notified that the fixed term was ending because we were given the option to renew it (for a fee) or to go onto the periodic tenancy (for free). As we had always intended to stay as long as it took to get enough deposit to buy, we didn't want to be tied in for another fixed period so didn't renew the fixed term. I just feel that the letting agent ought to have alerted us that the alternative notice period kicked in on the periodic tenancy.

Anyway, thank you everyone for your answers - I'm glad I'm not a landlord but I'm more glad I won't be a tenant much longer!... Read More

Diane Lane

20:21 PM, 19th September 2017, About 4 years ago

Should we have been given notice?

Reply to the comment left by Paul Green at 18/09/2017 - 09:44
I'm not suggesting we are being singled out - the question relates to if we should have been told of the change of notice period when the type of tenancy changed, which everyone seems to be overlooking, hence the question is called 'Should we have been given notice?'. The rest of the info was to give some background rather than to invite comment.

I'm also not suggesting we should be allowed to pick and choose our leaving date just that I didn't realise the notice period was from the rent payment date as that wasn't specifically pointed out to us.... Read More

Diane Lane

20:12 PM, 19th September 2017, About 4 years ago

Should we have been given notice?

Reply to the comment left by Gary Nock at 18/09/2017 - 14:16
That's what happened with us - it was 6 m fixed term then rolled into a periodic at the end of the 6 m.

The question was more related to whether or not the difference in the notice period should have been conveyed to us, as it effectively changed the terms of our tenancy agreement? In the same way that when a credit card changes it's T&C's, they wrote to you to highlight the changes.

Also, when I contacted the letting agent on an unrelated matter, just after we had our offer accepted, I told them out of courtesy that we had made the offer so would have to give our notice in due course. The person I spoke to told me that we had to give one months notice, which I said I was aware of. There was no mention of 1 month from the rent due date as it had become a periodic tenancy. The first I realised about this was when I called to ask if it was a calendar month or 4 weeks notice and I was told to check the tenancy agreement. I told her about my earlier conversation and she just effectively dismissed it and said that was wrong yet I had relied on that information.... Read More