I'm not an experienced Landlord, and urgently need your help please.
In June 2014, I signed a 2 year Lease with a Managing Agent to let my flat to a tenant. Regrettably, as I did not realise in time that I had to give the Agent 3 months notice, I missed the deadline for terminating the contract at the end of the two year period, so the tenancy has continued for a year, despite my refusing to sign another lease. Unfortunately I do not trust the Agent, or the way I have been unprofessionally treated and definitely do not want to continue for another year and want to terminate the contract altogether. I (think) I understand that Section 196 is purely in respect of delivery of my notice. but please can I have some advice on whether a letter is legally acceptable or, is there a particular legal document I must serve? I'm also very unsure of the exact wording I must use in my letter/document and need some guidance with that too please.
I have to provide notice by Wednesday 22nd of this week latest, and have only just seen your forum!
I would be very grateful for some urgent help please.