Councils using ‘Intelligence’ to track down low EPC properties and fine £5,00015:08 PM, 29th March 2021
About 3 weeks ago 39
I have served a Section 21 with the required two months notice in belief that it was on a standard 6 month Assured Shorthold Tenancy.
I have now found out the contract states ’12 months certain commending (date) ending on (date) and any period of holding over or extension or continuance by Statue or Common Law.
1. What does this mean – should I have given more than the two months notice?
2. If so, can I retract/cancel the current S21 and just issue another one now giving the correct notice?
3. While I do not have to give a reason for issuing it, if it is specifically related to the way the tenant is causing the property to degrade due to her not keeping to her tenant responsibilities (ie negligence) as outlined in her TA, could I not use that as evidence for issuing it with two months even if it was supposed to be a longer period?
ANY advice welcome – this is stressful!
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