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mjbfire
25-02-2010, 13:36 PM
For other P we just did it when we signed a new 6 month AST and redeposited the deposit, which is a bit of a pain.

But one tennant doesn't want a new AST which is fine with as, he been on a PST for years.

Is there a special form which must be used or just a letter be ok, and if so any particual wording?

jeffrey
25-02-2010, 13:42 PM
S.47: L's address to appear on rent demands.
S.48: L's address (and so each change thereof) to be notified to T.
Does the second-mentioned T have L's current address? If not, serve s.48 Notice. There is no prescribed form/layout; a letter would do.

mjbfire
25-02-2010, 14:10 PM
No as my son has no fixed address at the moment as he is travelling at the moment, but have told tennant that notice can be served to me, which is the same address as on his contract 4 years ago.

T has been told of the change of ownership, and the new name.

In the letters did I need to mention the relevant sections of the housing act.
Or was a FYI letter fair enough, as I find sometimes people panic is you start quoting legal acts.

Many thanks for your reply

jeffrey
25-02-2010, 14:18 PM
1. It's not the Housing Act at all. The references are to the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985.
2. As long as L has nominated your address for service, and T has been notified of it, that's sufficient.
3. What 'new name', however? Did your son buy an already-tenanted property (i.e. with a true 'sitting tenant')?

mjbfire
25-02-2010, 14:58 PM
yep your right, Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 thinking and typing not my strongest skill.

No I passed it on to him.

jeffrey
25-02-2010, 16:21 PM
So you transferred it (tenanted) to son. Did he serve T with Notice under s.3 of LTA 1985? That's even more vital (criminal offence not to serve!)

mjbfire
25-02-2010, 16:26 PM
yes,

Unless the lawyer did it, we done nothing,
What form, procedure do we needs to follow?

jeffrey
25-02-2010, 16:28 PM
Unless the lawyer did it, we done nothing,
What form, procedure do we needs to follow?
1. Get Notice.
2. Serve it.
3. Er, that's all.

mjbfire
25-02-2010, 16:30 PM
Is there a particual form we have to use? and do you have an example?

jeffrey
25-02-2010, 16:32 PM
No, I don't, but there is a specific prescribed from. You might be able to buy one online (or from a Law Stationer's)