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Notice during sec 21

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Hi  My landlord has served me with a section 21 notice so he can sell the house. I  now want to leave after one month but he is saying that I still have to give one months notice to leave as still have to pay the second months rent.

This would have meant the only way I could have left after one month would have been to give notice the same day I received my sec 21.  

This forces me to have to stay or at least pay for both months even though he has asked me to leave.

What are my rights if I move out after one month and hand the keys in and don’t pay the second months rent??

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Tenant

You don’t have to. The Section 21 notice is an invitation to leave, essentially. So you can basically accept that invitation and leave as soon as you want. Obviously pay until you leave. 

 

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The landlord took us to court over this. The judge ruled the section 21 as a “red Herring” and ignored it. This meant we should have given a months notice and we lost the case.

This still doesn’t seem right to me as he has now set a precident which affects all tenants but we don’t know what we can do abut it now, if anything??

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