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frednick
01-02-2008, 18:32 PM
Hi,
I have a tenant who's 6 month ast agreement started 30 Aug 07 and ends 29 Feb 08. I don't want to renew it so I intend serving a s21b.
If I served it on 5th Feb 08 to expire after 5th April 08 would that be correct?
Thanks
Fred

johnboy
02-02-2008, 08:12 AM
I would give at least 2 months and 2 working days for service to be on the safe side. ( The tenant might say they didnt get it on the right day and it could be struck out of being invalid)

Send one with proof of postage and copy by hand with witness or normall post.

If you use S21(1)(b) the expirey does not have to fall on a rent day but the 2 months notice must start within the tenancy period and not end before the last day of the tenancy but can fall outside

frednick
04-02-2008, 08:31 AM
Thanks,
I should also mention that I didn't pay the deposit into a scheme. Should I do it now to prevent him suing me for 3X the deposit or won't it make any difference?

Thanks
Fred

Surrey
04-02-2008, 16:07 PM
You cannot use s21 route to regain your property WITHOUT having the deposit protected, so yes, pay it in now.

That won't protect you from the tenant pursuing you for 3x deposit as you have ALREADY committed the offence! Just hope he doesn't know about it...

frednick
04-02-2008, 20:46 PM
Ok,
Thank you.
I understand there are various companies who can take these payments, can anyone recommend one?
Thanks
Fred.