Section 21 notice. | The Tenants' Voice
Cookies must be enabled for this site to function properly

Topics / Eviction and notice 

start a new discussion

Section 21 notice.

0 helpful votes
This is the number of people who have indicated that they have found this discussion useful.
640 views 3 replies latest reply: 17 July 2016

Recently I have asked for repairs on our rental, the landlord replied saying she wanted to minimise expediture so wouldn’t pay for the repair. 

Then within a week we have received a section 21 eviction notice. Our contract ends in November & this is the date that the landlord wants us to leave. 

Now they have served the notice, can I legally move out before the end of our agreement or do I have to stay to the contract end date?

thanks in advance. 

Get up to £120 in discounts !

Save 10% on 25+ services for your home and garden when you book with Fantastic Services !

Book now and use promo code FTTV10* to receive 10% OFF the price of 25+ services for your home and garden !

Get 10% OFF the price of your service with our promocode:

  • 10% OFF End of tenancy cleaning
  • 10% OFF Removals
  • 10% OFF Handyman services
  • 10% OFF Garden Maintenance
  • 10% OFF Carpet cleaning
  • 10% OFF 25+ more services for your home and garden

*Use code: FTTV10 to get 10% OFF all services (Excluding Locksmith Services).

Minimum charges and T&C apply! Can not be combined with other offers and discounts. No expiry date.


If you move out before that date then, the landlord can, ask you for the rent for the period until the tenancy ends.

You could of course try to negotiate to see if he/she would release you from the contract early

Depending on the nature of the repair the landlords may also owe you some compensation if there was a loss of amenity.

That migh work as a good bargening chip, although I would advise against taking this thing legal.

Although of little help to you now, had you have gone to the council, and, had they served notice on your landlords they would not be able to serve section a 21 notice.






It is true what the agent says. Be careful about paying rent when you have left, as Landlords will say that they could not find another tenant. You do not say what the repairs were? If they were somehow affecting your health, or putting you in danger, then I would still contact Environmental Health at your local council, as you are still having to live there until Nov.

Landlords just don’t like putting things right, believe me, I have a constant battle with ours. It is typical for a Landlord to evict someone over a comlpaint about repairs, that way they never have to pay out to actually do them. Oh I know the agents will argue this point, but at the end of the day, tenants (That’s you and me) are just a commodity!

Best of luck to you



Hi Sorry to hear about your experience, please do rate your rental property and landlord on so tenant coming in next is aware of this. is official partner of The Tenants Voice for landlord and property reviews. 



Showing 1 - 3 of 3 Comments
start a new discussion

Post a reply