I have been given a section 21 which is coming to an end in February.
We owe less than 1 months rent and we got in a middle a few months back. The landlord has stated he will not accept a payment plan, it must be all or nothing, hence the eviction.
On our notice it does not state a reason. I know they do not have to give reason but for us its turning out tricky. We have children under 5 and no where to go. The council are making things difficult for us to get help.
I have had legal advice but I’m sure its wrong. They say as we owe less than 2 months rent (we owe less than one month) then his notice may be invalid. But as I said, the notice does not give reason, we were just told by landlord on the phone.
I’m not sure if we have grounds to challenge the eviction. I know she can proceed with another eviction afterwards but I don’t even know anymore if it can be challenged in the first instance.
The house is in a poor state, most of the electrics in the kitchen including the lights do not work. The main oven doesn’t work, only the small top oven. We have to use hob or the tiny part to cook. The downstairs toilet has been stated as potentially unsafe. The upstairs bathroom is tatty (liveable), things are falling apart like skirting, cupboards and drawers are starting to fall off. The problem with this is we have always had a good relationship with her and spoken on the phone so I have no proof that I have notified her of these problems and that she failed to help.
I’m scared, I am going around in circles.
Any advice woukd be massively appreciated. Thank you