Please can somebody help me as i have had quite a bit of advice but it seems to be mixed and cant get a definite answer.
My problem is i moved into a property with a Property Lettings Management in August 2010 on a 6 month contract this expired in February 2011 but even though i never signed nor was asked to re-sign a contract or tenancy agreement i continued to live in the property and paying the rent via Housing Benefit and i make up the rest of the rent myself, however i have now found another property closer to my family and work and that is a lot cheaper then where i am currently renting.
I telephoned the Agents on Monday to ask how much notice i had to give as i want to leave the property as soon as possible and was told i have to give 2 months written notice but i have been advised that because i do not have a current contract i am what is called a periodic tenant (i think thats what they said) and they also advised that basically i have a month to month rolling contract and therefore only need to give 4 weeks notice not the 2 months the landlord is asking for.
Who is giving me the correct information as im really confused i have already told my new landlord that i will be moving into that property on the 8th July.
I gave my current landlord a written notification today 7th June
I live in england and i my contract ended on the 8th February 2011
I didnt pay a full deposit when i moved in but have been making small regular payments towards it.
the agents have also advised me that if i do leave the property before the 2 months i will be liable to pay them the rent up until the 8th August and advertising fees, i have already said to the agent that i cant afford to do that and am more than willing to open the property to potential tenants so they can view especially if it means i dont have to pay the extra rent again can they do this or are they just trying scare tactics