We were approached by a tenant who was worried she would be evicted from the property she was renting under an assured shorthold tenancy agreement because the Landlord wanted to sell it. The tenant was still within the fixed term of her tenancy agreement with 5 months left to go and wanted to stay in the property.
The good news is a Landlord cannot evict a tenant from a property within the fixed term unless there has been a breach of the tenancy agreement by the tenant and the Landlord has served notice upon the tenant to vacate. In this case, there had been no breaches of the tenancy agreement and no notice had been served. We were therefore able to advise the client she could not be evicted from the property despite the fact it was being sold. The only change to the tenant would be a change of her Landlord to the new owner.
The tenant was relieved to have her mind put at rest and it is often questions like this that play on tenant’s minds.
If you are a tenant and are unsure about your rights in respect of your possession of the property, your deposit or the tenancy agreement generally, get in touch for a no obligation discussion.
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