Selling my rental property to the Local Authority

Selling my rental property to the Local Authority

9:27 AM, 13th July 2020, About A year ago 13

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Selling my rental property to the Local Authority and need to serve a Section 21 notice to my tenants as well and will be talking to them. I’ve had enough of tenant and landlord regulations/legislation and having had 2 consecutive bad tenants on my other rental property I now want out.

Re Q’s 6 & 7 not sure what to put as the tenants have been on 1 year renewed written AST’s since 29.1.2012 BUT they did not complete the 29.1.20-28.1.2021 AST. I believe they now have a periodic tenancy.

Also can I give just over 2+ months notice on the s21 to have the property returned on the 28.9.2020 taking into account the Covid increased notice period? However, I could have the notice increased to end 28.10.2020, what would anyone advise please?

Many thanks



by Mike T

23:27 PM, 17th July 2020, About A year ago

Reply to the comment left by Joe at 14/07/2020 - 10:28
Hi Joe. In your case with a 12 month tenancy agreement it looks like 6 months notice is required. When looking to gain possession the use of section 21 (form 6A) presently allows you seek possession with needing to state a reason. If your tenants are more than 6 months into their year’s agreement you may have to adjust the end date accordingly. Out of interest can I ask why your ending the tenancy ?

by Mike T

23:41 PM, 17th July 2020, About A year ago

Reply to the comment left by Mike T at 17/07/2020 - 23:27
Oops, Correction - Without needing to state A reason!

by Jonathan Clarke

14:43 PM, 19th July 2020, About A year ago

Reply to the comment left by Robert Mellors at 16/07/2020 - 16:08Exactly my thinking.
I`ve sold a few to my council but they want vacant possession. I used the same argument as you've put forward when I met with the Director of Housing to ask why . I knew they wanted to buy lots of houses and I wanted to sell some so it was obvious to me to cut out the pain and grief for the tenant and ensure a smooth process for all was for them to buy with tenant in situ. It was a win for all 3 parties I thought
He said they would consider buying with tenant in situ if I served a sec 21 as that showed my intent . In reality though after that meeting he reneged on that verbal assurance he had given me.
I also sold to Resonance who are / were the buying arm for the homeless charity St Mungos . Again they wanted a vacant property . I said - so you want me to evict someone and make them homeless so you can buy it and put another homeless person in. Thats illogical, your whole existence is surely to help the homeless
I dug deeper to find out why and was angry to find out it was all to do with show . If Resonance or my Council bought with tenants in situ that didn`t show in their figures as reducing the homelessness stats on their books
Politics had clearly got in the way. I said so you simply don`t care really about the person being evicted at all . You would rather totally stress out a single mum and 2 kids and put them in a B&B 10 miles out of town away from all their support structure just to make your figures look good
Neither could of course answer that question.

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