We have recently discovered that our LL is actually renting out thier shared ownership property. We have an AST with the LL on a periodic tenancy. The LL wants us to leave, but has not sent a Section 21. They do not live in the property, they have lived abroad for over 5 years now, and had rented the place out to tenants before us.
We don’t know if the LL has permission to rent out their property from the Housing Association, unlikely as it’s usually granted short-term.
They have instructed the Housing Association to sell, and a valuation has been done. We are concerned as soon as the flat is ‘sold’ from our LL to the HA or new shared owner, we will be kicked out any day.
Do we have the right to have a Section 21?
Or when the LL sells, does their right to let out the place end and our tenancy with it?
Or if they did not have permission to rent out the property where does that leave us?
Any replies/advice gratefully received.