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On a 6 months tenancy and landlord has put property for sale at a cheap price for a quick sale

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nojustificationneeded Tue 19-Jul-11 02:17:52

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moonferret Tue 19-Jul-11 03:02:40

For a start, you can make it difficult by exercising your right to refuse viewings. Secondly, although the house can be sold, you can remain in the property until the tenancy ends. If you are able to leave early, you could surrender the tenancy for a cash settlement (and the return of any deposits etc!).

For more information Google "Can a landlord sell the property".

Collaborate Tue 19-Jul-11 08:21:07

Maybe it's being sold subject to tenancy?

Not sure you can refuse viewings. there's been a thread on this recently.

LilBB Tue 19-Jul-11 08:25:35

Phone your landlord and speak to them. It's very unlikely that a house would sell and complete in 6 months. Perhaps he's hoping it will complete around the time your tenancy ends therefore no loss for him. You would think he would have let you know before putting it up for sale!!

HerHissyness Wed 20-Jul-11 22:36:49

he can serve notice at any time during the 6m period, but the actual notice can not ever shorten the tenancy. At the earliest, you would leave on the the last day of the 6 month period. as moonferret says, a deed of surrender can be drawn up if you wish to leave earlier, and yes the LL can offer to compensate you for moving early.

He DOES have to give you notice. YOU on the other hand do not. If you do not want to stay past the 6m, it is automatically assumed that if there is no extension/renewal, that the contact period ends and you will leave. Once you have gone past that date with no new contract drawn up, only an agreement to stay on, you have to give 1 months notice and he has to give you 2 months notice.

You can refuse viewings/visits by whoever should you so wish. However that would probably mean that you would definitely have notice served on you.

I agree with calling him to discuss the matter, to see what is happening and why.

MJHASLEFTTHEBUILDING Wed 20-Jul-11 22:45:37

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nojustificationneeded Thu 21-Jul-11 10:23:41

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