Landlord gives only 2 weeks notice

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Landlord gives only 2 weeks notice

Post by the_newguy » Tue, 05 Jun 2012 10:09 pm

My landlord and I had previously agreed that I would end my current tenancy by mid JULY. I have a written confirmation of him stating that the tenancy will end at that date.
Last week, however, he told me that he already has signed a tenancy agreement with a new tenant for mit JUNE, effectively giving me only 2 weeks to find a new place. He's claiming that when we talked about the matter we were agreeing about June, which I don't recall.
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I'm still looking for a new place and I might have to stay a few days at the hotel. What are my options here? Any advice?

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Post by JR8 » Wed, 06 Jun 2012 12:08 am

You say you have written confirmation, and yet you say he claims you 'talked about it'. Which is it?

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Post by the_newguy » Wed, 06 Jun 2012 10:19 am

JR8 wrote:You say you have written confirmation, and yet you say he claims you 'talked about it'. Which is it?
Both:
1. We first met and agreed that I would move out in mid JULY. There are written confirmations of both parties for this date.
2. Later on we met again and discussed (not in writing) details of settling the moving out. During this conversation I was under the impression that we were still talking about mid JULY.
3. Now he claims that during our talk we agreed on mid JUNE while I remember no such thing.

As I said, he apparently signed up a new tenant for mid JUNE. So my only option is to move out and stay at a hotel at my own cost while searching for a new place?? (Our tenancy agreement clearly states that we are to give each other 1 month notice.)

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Post by JR8 » Wed, 06 Jun 2012 10:27 am

You don't mention any start date or duration of the TA, but if it requires a months notice then that is what is required.

It doesn't matter what side arrangements the landlord has made, you are both bound by your contract.

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Post by the_newguy » Wed, 06 Jun 2012 10:31 am

JR8 wrote:You don't mention any start date or duration of the TA, but if it requires a months notice then that is what is required.

It doesn't matter what side arrangements the landlord has made, you are both bound by your contract.
The TA started 6 months ago and was supposed to last 1 year, but I decided to terminate it earlier (mid JULY), which is allowed by the "1 month notice" clause.

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