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Landlord planning conversion back to house. No warning given.

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Tenant

Hi everyone.

I have received notice from my local council that my landlord is to convert the two flats in my building (a terraced house) back into a single dwelling, and build an extension to the rear.

I have received no letter regarding this from the landlord.

The planning application has already been opposed by a neighbour, but I cannot oppose for fear of revenge eviction.

Should the landlord have legally issued a letter stating his intention?

Does he have to legally rehome me?

He has just re-let the upstairs flat and has probably not informed the new occupants of his intentions.

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Administrator

Hi Philip

The landlord has to legally give you notice to remove you from the property – that’s normally two months and can’t be effective before the end of a fixed term. Beyond that, it depends what your tenancy agreement says. I doubt that there is any obligation to keep you informed other than to make sure you are given legal notice. I think planning applications can take a very long time so perhaps the landlord is waiting to see the outcome and will then give you and the new tenant notice.

Alex

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