I served a Section 21 on tenants of a property that the landlord is selling.
They have a 12 month tenancy (started 10th July 2020) with a 6 month break clause so notice was served on 12th November for the tenants to vacate by 17th May 2021. The landlord has said he wouldn’t expect the tenants to move out until the sale was completed. The purchaser had wanted to keep the tenants so all was good. That sale fell through last week almost at completion stage but the landlord has today accepted another offer on his property but this new purchaser wants to live in the property himself.
The exisiting landlord is asking what his position is now regarding the tenants and notice. Presumably the original Section 21 is only valid for 10 months from service, so mid September. Should the tenants struggle to find alternative accommodation before the sale completes, must the exisiting landlord go to court to evict the tenants?