10:37 AM, 27th May 2022, About 3 months ago 13
Can someone please help me to clarify a valid date to end a tenancy in section 21?
I have a standard AST tenancy which was created in 2013 for initial 12 months and then becomes a periodic tenancy. The tenancy starts on the 21st and ends on the 20th of next month. Two questions:
(1) I gave notice to the tenant at 1pm on 21st May to end the tenancy on 20 July, is this notice valid? I am not sure, as the date I served the notice was only half day, it was not clear 2 months notice?
(2) Can I just give the tenant a straight two months notice, but not end on a particular day, e.g. I serve a 2 months “notice to quit” to the tenant on 27 May (let’s assume I hand deliver to the tenant on the same day) and ask the tenant to move out after 28 July (giving tenant clear 2 months notice from 29th May to 28 July)? will this notice be valid? Or does the notice have to end on the 20th of the month? I heard about the “Spencer v. Taylor” case, but I am not sure about it.
Thank you in advance
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