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Ending a Tenancy (England) | England | Landlord Wants Tenant to Leave (England)

Great tenant but I want to sell the property: do I have to give 6+ months notice?

3 Mar 2021 | 1 comment

I currently have great tenants and a good relationship with them. But I need to sell the property. Three questions: 1) Do I still need to serve the tenants a formal S21 notice? 2) Do I need to allow the 6+ months notice period, or could it be shorter either unilaterally or if we agree amicably to end sooner?  3) And lastly, any advice on approaching the tenant to see if they wish to buy the property before it goes on open market? thanks

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  1. guildy

    We answer in order:

    1. Yes
    2. No, it’s minimum 6 months needed. But, the tenant could give you notice anytime which is normally a month but you could accept less if they want to hand over keys sooner.
    3. You can ask with a simple one or two sentence email. It’s highly unlikely they will want to buy (but you never know and no harm asking).

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