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Tenancy legalitys (lack of one)

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9y, 3m agoPosted 9 years, 3 months ago
We have just been offered a council house to enable us to move from a private rented one so we checked our tenancy to see what sort of notice we have to give only to find it expired in june so we are actually squatters who pay rent!

We know that getting a return of our bond from our landlord is like getting blood from a stone ie. no chance but I knew that before I rented my first house from him 4 years ago (now on the second house with him) so not really bothered about that.

But as we dont have a tenancy does this mean we dont have to give notice or even pay rent for the period we get keys to new house and are overlapping whilst decorating and preparing the new house to move into (he can take it from our bond LOL).

Where do we stand legally and what would you do?
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9y, 3m agoPosted 9 years, 3 months ago
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legally I havent a clue... but personally, give a weeks notice, pay no more rent and im sure he'll be keeping your deposit (yet to meet a landlord that gives it back) .. happy decorating!:-D
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harlzter
We have just been offered a council house to enable us to move from a private rented one so we checked our tenancy to see what sort of notice we have to give only to find it expired in june so we are actually squatters who pay rent!

We know that getting a return of our bond from our landlord is like getting blood from a stone ie. no chance but I knew that before I rented my first house from him 4 years ago (now on the second house with him) so not really bothered about that.

But as we dont have a tenancy does this mean we dont have to give notice or even pay rent for the period we get keys to new house and are overlapping whilst decorating and preparing the new house to move into (he can take it from our bond LOL).

Where do we stand legally and what would you do?



With no tenancy agreement, they cannot expect any notice. Your deposit though is unlikely to be returned.

If you were receiving housing benefit you can get both properties paid for the one month overlap. Then you can give one months notice and expect your deposit back.
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Thanks we wouldnt get the deposit back anyway we knew that from before I even took the tenancy! According to our council they no longer pay an overlap on rents??? Though that could just be someone who doesnt know about it as i enquired, will double check that though!
Just grateful to get a property where the kids can have a garden to run some energy off really. £300 deposit over a period of four years is no loss really as its just a loss of less than £1.50 a week throughout the tenancy and as far as maintaining the properties go the landlord is on the ball other than the deposit factor he's a landlord i'd still recommend.
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harlzter
Thanks we wouldnt get the deposit back anyway we knew that from before I even took the tenancy! According to our council they no longer pay an overlap on rents??? Though that could just be someone who doesnt know about it as i enquired, will double check that though!
Just grateful to get a property where the kids can have a garden to run some energy off really. £300 deposit over a period of four years is no loss really as its just a loss of less than £1.50 a week throughout the tenancy and as far as maintaining the properties go the landlord is on the ball other than the deposit factor he's a landlord i'd still recommend.


Most councils pay the overlap, I worked for them recently and they still did (couple of months ago). Double check. Small deposit though so not too much off a loss.

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