Urgent tenancy help required please?

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9:56 AM, 29th June 2020
About A week ago

Urgent tenancy help required please?

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Urgent tenancy help required please?

Hi I moved into temp accommodation in Nov 2019 (self catering holiday home) as waiting to purchase a house. House purchase fell through and had to look for new place (due to move mid July).

The owner of the holiday home changed the use of the property to a normal tenancy from the 1st April and I’m now responsible for council tax.

The owners have now said that property has been sold and I need to move out this next week. Where do I stand?

There is no written tenancy agreement just a text message saying that from 1st April rent will be xxx and council tax is now in my name. No end of actual tenancy as was waiting for move in date for new house.

I can’t move to a new place and take a 6 month tenancy elsewhere as moving to new house in about 3 weeks.

What’s the best way to sort this?

Many thanks

Jane



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Jane

19:55 PM, 29th June 2020
About A week ago

Reply to the comment left by Darren Peters at 29/06/2020 - 12:12
Hi
There was no written agreement before April but I always keep every text and email on things like this
I have asked for the new owners details to talk to them but the landlord is ignoring me. Everyone on. Here is so helpful it's amazing

Jane

19:58 PM, 29th June 2020
About A week ago

Reply to the comment left by Jim Fox at 29/06/2020 - 11:12
Hi Jim, thanks for your help. I did ask this question and even if I could have contact details of the purchaser to be able to talk to them but landlord is ignoring me. I'm sure it will work out and I've only got a couple of weeks to get through so fingers crossed.

Neil Arnold

7:21 AM, 1st July 2020
About A week ago

Reply to the comment left by Kate Mellor at 29/06/2020 - 14:47
Not forgetting that Covid has extended the notice required to 3 months.

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