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11-03-2010, 14:18 PM
I have just taken over some properties from another agent and the landlord wants me to serve S21 on those in arrears. I never deal with weekly tenancies and thus am a little confused!.

Tenancy started Friday 9th Jan 2009 for one week and thereafter weekly.....

tenant has to give landlord four weeks notice in writing expiring on a monday (according to the agreement)

I know I have to give at least 2 months notice but 8 weeks notice is not always 2 months so unsure as to what dates I need to give.

Logically I am thinking that I can give notice on a monday and it has to end on a sunday?

can anyone help me??

Thanks guys.

11-03-2010, 14:36 PM
Assuming that these are ASTs, created as contractual weekly tenancies, the Notice is under s.21(4)(a). It must run for at least two months and then up to the end of a tenancy week (i.e. ending at the end of a Thursday).

11-03-2010, 15:18 PM
Thanks so much jeffrey, I was thinking it had to end on a sunday as the monday was rent payment date but as start date was a friday then it ends on a thursday.


11-03-2010, 15:20 PM
Glad to help.
Thinks: there is a Rent Book or equivalent, I hope. See s.4 of LTA 1985.

11-03-2010, 16:03 PM
yes, I have all the payments of LHA up to date its justv arrears built up from previously and the agent at that time doing nothing about it!

11-03-2010, 16:30 PM
That's an answer; but not to the question that I asked!

12-03-2010, 19:51 PM
oops! there is no rent book! previous managing agent was a sheltered housing organisation and they never gave them one.

19-01-2012, 09:37 AM
I appreciate this is an old thread, but I need to clear up the last point.
Would the absence of a rent book as required by LLT Act '85 mean that any s21 notice would be invalid? I can see from the act that not providing a rent book is 'an offence', but I can't see any reference to it invalidating a s21 notice (similar to the way the deposit scheme works).

Thanks in advance.

19-01-2012, 09:43 AM
No it would not invalidate the s.21 notice.

But as you said it's an offence in itself for which you risk being fined. So you still should provide a rent book...

19-01-2012, 10:19 AM
Thanks for the quick reply. Most appreciated.