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gideonbot
23-12-2009, 15:01 PM
We are five friends renting a house from a landlord without any written contract. We pay rent weekly. We knew that the house was on the market but the landlord did not let us know that a sale has been agreed.

He then gave us only 2 and a half week's notice (over Christmas!) to vacate the property. I know that he has not yet exchanged contracts and wish to do so the day after us vacating the property.

I read up a bit and know that in the case where a periodic tenancy follows a fixed term contract, the landlord has to give us 2 month's notice. Although, we never had a fixed term contract so not too sure. Can anyone please give some advice?

tom999
23-12-2009, 15:11 PM
When did you move into the house?
Does the landlord live at the house, or use it as his main residence?
Is the house in England or Wales?

jeffrey
23-12-2009, 15:14 PM
And, assuming that L granted only one letting of the whole house, does the rate of rent (annualised) exceed £25 000?

gideonbot
23-12-2009, 15:22 PM
When did you move into the house? - The one girl has been living there for more than a year. The rest of us for about 2 months. we moved in knowing that the house might be sold anytime, but expected more notice.Does the landlord live at the house, or use it as his main residence? No
Is the house in England or Wales?. In London

gideonbot
23-12-2009, 15:23 PM
We pay £410 per week so less than£25K per year?

jeffrey
23-12-2009, 15:24 PM
When did you move into the house? - The one girl has been living there for more than a year. The rest of us for about 2 months. we moved in knowing that the house might be sold anytime, but expected more notice.Does the landlord live at the house, or use it as his main residence? No
Is the house in England or Wales?. In London

And, assuming that L granted only one letting of the whole house, does the rate of rent (annualised) exceed £25 000?