Just looking for some clarification – any help is appreciated.
I began renting a house in September 2015 on a 12 month tenancy. In August 2016 I was issued with a Section 21 notice for repossession of the property in October 2016. I ended up moving into a new house on 04 October and checked out of the old property on 10 October (although I had made a rental payment up to 27 October). Reading the Deregulation Act 2015 it states:
A tenant under an assured shorthold tenancy of a dwelling-house in England is entitled to a repayment of rent from the landlord where:
a) as a result of the service of a notice under section 21 the tenancy is brought to an end before the end of a period of the tenancy.
b) the tenant has paid rent in advance for that period, and
c) the tenant was not in occupation of the dwelling-house for one or more whole days of that period.
It looks like the above applies to me, however I then also read:
These provisions apply to all new assured shorthold tenancies that start on or after 01 October 2015.
So would the Deregulation Act 2015 not apply to me, as I began the tenancy in September 2015? So I would not be entitled to a repayment of the proportionate rental payment made?
Thanks for any help.