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bubble
12-12-2011, 09:08 AM
So I recently found out a periodic s.21 should end on the day in which the contract ends. However, I need to serve a s.21 periodic on someone whose contract started on 12 Aug 2009 on a 6 month AST but there is no end date and the rent is due every 4 weeks so Im a bit confused as to what date to expire a s.21?

Also, do s.21s (fixed and periodic) ever expire or are they ongoing (unless a new contract is entered etc)?

Snorkerz
12-12-2011, 09:40 AM
So I recently found out a periodic s.21 should end on the day in which the contract ends. However, I need to serve a s.21 periodic on someone whose contract started on 12 Aug 2009 on a 6 month AST but there is no end date and the rent is due every 4 weeks so Im a bit confused as to what date to expire a s.21?

Also, do s.21s (fixed and periodic) ever expire or are they ongoing (unless a new contract is entered etc)?The last day of the fixed term was 11th January 2010 which was a Monday. Therefore each tenancy period ends every fourth Monday.

Once validly served the s21 remains valid until a new contract is issued.

bubble
12-12-2011, 10:03 AM
Thank you Snorkers. so does that mean the periodic s.21 will end on the 11th of the month or will I have to count every four weeks from the 11th Jan 2010. So if I start a s.21 periodic today then will the end date be after 05/03/2011 (I think this is what it will work out if counting every four weeks) or after 11/03/2011?
Many thanks!

Snorkerz
12-12-2011, 10:25 AM
It is every 4 weeks, so a s21 served today (before 4:30) would have an expiry date expressed as "after 5th March 2012" (as 6 Feb is less than 2 months off). You can serve any day up to 5th January but don't leave it too late. I'm in two minds whether it would be better to give them as much notice as possible, or let them enjoy Xmas.

Is deposit protected? Has tenant ben given the schemes 'prescribed information' if required? Is it a HMO? Don't forget to get proof of service.