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Landlord requests 1 month paid rent notice.

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I have decided to move aout of my shared accomodation (after 5 years) and despite having my rent covered for up to the 27th of this month, I have been told that my landlady requests 1 months notice at the start of the rental payment. Basically I have to pay another month’s rent for next month despite having moved out 2 days ago.

I’ve been told by the estate agents who manage the house that if I do not pay next months rent (which coveres the whole of august) and despite having already left, that I would be taken to court.

Can someone please explain what legal right I have.  I find it unfair that I have to pay next months rent too, the notice of leaving should start on the day that I request it.  To make things worse, she is a full time lawyer who manages many other properties.

Please help.

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I think you misunderstand how to properly end a tenancy. 

Before you leave, you need to provide the landlord with a one month’s notice. When that month ends, you can leave and get your deposit back.

If you just leave and tell your landlord on the same day, you’re doing it wrong and you’re liable for one more month worth of rent. Alternatively, you can negotiate for the landlord to take your deposit instead. 

Here is some more information about how to end a tenancy properly – http://www.thetenantsvoice.co.uk/advice_from_us/end-of-tenancy-notice-to-vacate/

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 I have given them a month’s notice.  I asked to leave on the 12th July (with this month already paid in rent), and asked them that I’ll ask them to pay next month’s rent up to the 12th.  However they want me to pay next month’s whole rent too, that’s aproximately 6 weeks paid notice, which I find unfair.  Where are my legal rights?

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