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Out of tenancy notice period

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Hi

I am currently renting a flat. My previous contract ended in early August of last year. I told the landlord that I wanted to stay in the flat (nothing about the agreement was changing) but I never got round to signing the new contract. I am now in the process of buying and wanted to know what my position is regarding giving notice and moving out? Am I bound by last years contract because I said I would stay? Even though I haven’t officailly signed anything? Or could I give one months notice and leave? 

Thanks for any help anyone can offer! 

Philippe

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Hi Philippe

When your old tenancy came to an end, if neither you nor the landlord gave notice to end it then it would have become a statutory periodic tenancy. You only need to give a month’s notice but you need to make sure you give it at the right time – the first or last day of the rental period. There’s some more info on ending a statutory periodic tenancy here.

Alex

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