Yesterday evening we had a Section 21 notice pushed through our letterbox. We are currently in a Short-hold tenancy that will end on the 9th January and pay rent on the 10th of each month. Included in the envelope was a covering letter giving the landlords reasons and 2 pages of the official document.
i’m just enquiring about a few technicalities:
1. Although dated and signed on the 9th and asks us to leave on the 9th January we didn’t recieve the letter until the 10th. My understanding is that it is the ‘service’ that matters and we haven’t been given a minimum of 2 months. Now if I challenged this, would we have to leave on the 10th or would this mean we would roll over in to the next month as we would be paying the rent on the 10th. so we wouldn’t have to leave until the 9th February if they had to issue a new notice?
2. We have been served with 2 notices- 1 b and 4 a. I believe that 4a is only for a periodic contract and 1b for a fixed contract. Therefore I am not sure why we have both. 4am mentions only one of tenants by name and says it applies to any other tenants whereas 1b only names one tenant. Does this mean that technically my partner hasn’t been given her notice?
Thanks in advance