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Evictions and when the tennant can move out and what notice they should give

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Under the government model for an AST that has rolled into a periodic tenancy, when a letter has been issued by a private landlord stating that the tenant should vacate the property in 2 months time, how much notice is the tennant required to give the landlord if they plan to vacate the property and end the tenancy before the date specified in the landlord’s notice? 

This seems to be a question that government guidelines and other sites I’ve found have not addressed. 

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There are two arguments about this: 

1- The tenant needs to provide standard 1 month notice, as per the default rules of ending a periodic tenancy. 

2- The landlord having served a section 21 notice (2 month notice) for you to leave is like having an open invitation to leave and the tenant may leave at any given point within or after the notice period. 

The second one was discussed by landlord and tenant law specialist Tessa Shepperson from landlordlawblog.co.uk, you may contact her for further advice.

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