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Should a landlord give a tenant notice to leave in writing, even if the tenant verbally agrees to a date?
Due to a family matter my mother needs to give her tenant notice to leave. She has been speaking to her tenant and he said he will leave by May 1st 2022. Should this be backed up in a formal letter/ email? If so is there a standard template to use? thanks.

Anonymous

11th April 2022

Top Answer
Nq but I'm a tenant. The only people who can end a tenancy are the courts or the tenant themselves. Your mum needs to issue a correct section 21 notice which is 2 calendar months (no fault eviction) different form if evicting due to rent arrears. Tenant must have their bond protected in a secure deposit scheme, property must have an up to date gas safety certificate and tenant must have a how to rent booklet. Without these 3 things the sc 21 is invalid. If tenant doesn't leave on the date specified then you need to apply to court to formal evict them then bailiffs if they still don't leave. Issuing a section 21 now will give them till June 1st roughly. Hope that helps

Kathryn Chiu

11th April 2022

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