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Tink
23-03-2009, 09:43 AM
We have been give 2 months notice by our landlord as of 28th March 2009. We are currently in the processes of buying a house and it is possible we could exchange contracts within the next few weeks, do we have to stay and pay rent for the whole 2 month period or I was told by one letting company if the landlord serves notice you can effectively move out the following day....is this true

agent46
23-03-2009, 10:22 AM
We have been give 2 months notice by our landlord as of 28th March 2009. We are currently in the processes of buying a house and it is possible we could exchange contracts within the next few weeks, do we have to stay and pay rent for the whole 2 month period or I was told by one letting company if the landlord serves notice you can effectively move out the following day....is this true

There are 2 current live threads on this forum discussing this very topic.

http://www.landlordzone.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=16242

http://www.landlordzone.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=17815


The short answer to your question is "no you can't".

Imp
23-03-2009, 10:25 AM
On a more pragmatic note, you could try asking your landlord if you could move out on a mutually agreeable date. There are benefits all around - you get to move out when you want to, and the landlord gets to show the house to prospective tenants without you causing any difficulties.