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newtoengland2014 Fri 09-Jan-15 18:19:32

After being in our rented property for a month our landlady asked us to move out! They moved away with her husband work and her and the kids didn't like it, so moved back into the area. While I feel sorry her, it took us months of house hunting to find this one and knew there wasn't a lot of places in our area to rent. Plus the thought of packing up again and moving the kids, when they had just started their new school was a nightmare. She seemed to understand but since then every month she will either text or drop in and ask us to move out, giving me a different excuse why she needs to move back in everytime. She knows that we are looking for a place to buy and is putting pressure on us to do it as quickly as possible, even though we still have over 8 months on our lease. Is she allowed to do this? Any advice! It is horrible to feel unsettled in your own home, she even told the neighbours she wants to move back in and they are asking us when we are moving out too!!!! sad

LIZS Fri 09-Jan-15 18:30:16

No she isn't . Depending on your contract you should have 6 months minimum (assured shorthold tenancy) and are entitled to quiet enjoyment ie no harassment to move out. Did you rent direct or via an agent? She needs to follow the law and issue a section21 notice at the appropriate time. Shelter is a good organisation to contact for advice.

Btw you may find more responses if you re-post under Property or Legal topics

hoppus Fri 09-Jan-15 18:34:22

Has she served a notice? I second shelter and your local council environmental health dept, they helped us a lot when our previous landlord was harassing us in a similar way.

RenterNomad Fri 09-Jan-15 19:13:45

Your lease isn't up, and you haven't been given proper legal notice. They can whistle for it.

DrinkFeckArseGirls Sat 13-Jun-15 14:36:47

Tell her you'll report her for harassment. How silly of her .

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